Pop Life

Debate Over Feminist Pop Stars Not Always So Simple

I have to be honest: as a male writing about feminism and the ever-changing landscape of women in music, I feel a bit apprehensive because there is a certain set of rules and moral guidelines I must not break.

For example, when I use the term "women in music," am I perpetuating a separate standard for female artists than male artists and totally going against the gender equality feminism is trying to achieve, or am I simply trying to talk specifically about musicians of the female sex? And is it bad that I only use female pop stars as examples in this article, or is it just that they are the ones who typically get asked about being feminists?

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Ivan Guzman