Jessica Hopper on Misogyny in Music

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When reacting to the fallout of Burger Records because of sexual abuse and misconduct, music journalist Jessica Hopper says abuse in the music industry is nothing new.


 
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Music journalist Jessica Hopper has been writing about misogyny, sexism, and abuse in the music industry for more than two decades. When reacting to the fallout of Burger Records because of sexual abuse and misconduct, she says abuse in the music industry is nothing new.

“Historically within music for male artists, women’s bodies, particularly young women’s bodies, has been seen as their right. That it is a reward for playing a good show, etc. That it is part of what power can get you in these spaces, which is access to women,” Hopper says.

 

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