Sky Ferreira Hits Back Against Sexist Thinkpiece

Sky Ferreira Hits Back Against Sexist Thinkpiece

"We will always be told that our accomplishments would never have happened without someone else’s hand leading us the way or “letting” us do things we rightfully deserve."

"We will always be told that our accomplishments would never have happened without someone else’s hand leading us the way or “letting” us do things we rightfully deserve."

Text: Christina Cacouris

Sky Ferreira took to Instagram to voice discontent with a think piece about “women in music,” calling it “trash.”

“[W]hen it comes to being a female musician… standards are extremely low that it’s insulting or so high that it’s nearly impossible to reach,” she began. “We will always be told that our accomplishments would never have happened without someone else’s hand leading us the way or “letting” us do things we rightfully deserve. Our failures? Not so much. We must be grateful & pat those who help us “women in music” because they have added more women to festivals or whatever because we are !!!girls!!! & what not.”

“We aren’t numbers, people,” she continued.

It’s not the first time Ferreira’s been outspoken about double standards in the industry; she shared a similar message after a think piece in L.A. Weekly about her sex appeal as a pop icon came under fire for blatant sexism. “There’s no such thing as an “IDEAL WOMAN”, people,” she tweeted in reply.

🙃🙃your think piece is trash 🙃🙃 then again you're only a "real" musician if you're a girl who "rocks" & you MUST produce your own albums **** in order to earn the slightest bit of respect. Autocorrect will be the death of me. Unfortunately, when it comes to being a female musician...standards are extremely low that it's insulting or so high that it's nearly impossible to reach. We will always be told that our accomplishments would have never happened without someone else's hand leading us the way or creating us or "letting" us do things we rightfully deserve. Our failures? Not so much.We must be grateful & pat those who help us "women in music" because they have added more women to festivals or whatever because we are !!!girls!!! & what not. When in reality,"female musicians" should be playing anyways because of our music/talent...& some might possibly outweigh a few of our male peers? We aren't numbers,people. We aren't concepts. Thanks for throwing us a bone, I guess. Thanks for letting me know that I'm proving myself to YOU that I am a "real" woman. I haven't got a clue what that even means because it doesn't exist. What box shall I jump into today 4 your sweet sweet sweet embrace? Xxoxoox

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