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Old 04-04-2015, 08:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Heavy metal is sexist: yay or nay?

There aren't enough women in the heavy metal industry. Maybe they don't get into the genre because they feel threatened? Or feel that they won't be accepted into it? I struggle to list many off the top of my head, Halestorm, Nightwish, Within Temptation... Now I'm out of bands! Is this an issue or are the female- fronted metal bands just less well known? It's definitely a male-dominated genre and this needs to change!
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Old 04-04-2015, 08:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Metal is super sexy.
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Old 04-04-2015, 09:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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nay. it would only be sexist if women were prevented from joining the industry.

sure there needs to be more female artists, but nothing is stopping women from joining/forming metal bands.
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Old 04-04-2015, 09:08 AM   #4 (permalink)
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See also: every other genre of music.
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Maybe it's just because women don't really listen to much metal.
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If metal is too heavy for women to lift, that's their problem.
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See also: every other genre of music.
Except pop and maybe pseudo-Country, ie Country Pop
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I struggle to list many off the top of my head, Halestorm, Nightwish, Within Temptation... Now I'm out of bands!
That's not metal's fault
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Except pop and maybe pseudo-Country, ie Country Pop
Only in terms of the singers. When you look at whole bands, I'd say it skews very male across the board.
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I`d like to add Arch Enemy here
Eh... notice, they didn't hire an ugly chick, and when she quit, they hired another attractive woman. I wouldn't call that liberated.
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