#GAReads | 35 years of being described by men

photo credit: Edwardmbishop [ CC BY-SA 4.0 ],  via Wikimedia Commons

photo credit: Edwardmbishop [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

"'Not technically beautiful, she has an engaging laugh': 35 years of being described by men":

A few weeks ago, when I was in Brussels and Paris doing interviews, I was taken aback all over again by the absence of female journalists interviewing me about my album – an album that is being described everywhere as “nine feminist bangers”. As the 14th man walked through the door, my heart slightly sank. I feel like a bore banging on about this sometimes, but it astonishes me that certain aspects of this business remain so male-dominated.

Even the journalists sometimes have the good grace to notice the anomaly. One youngish man, (though not that young) told me I was only the third woman he had ever interviewed, which took my breath away.

Read Tracey Thorn's full article at New Statesman here…