Star hits out at the chauvinist attitude towards her
michael baggs
15:00 24th April 2013

Grimes posted a 600 word manifesto to her blog, attacking sexism in the music industry and the attitude of men towards her.

Grimes - real name Claire Boucher - made the post on her Tumblr about the issues she has faced as a woman in the music industry, including constant attempts to sexualise her and the chauvinistic attitude demonstrated by a lot of men.

The 'Genesis' star emphasised in the rant that she did not want her words taken out of context or to be labelled as a 'man-hater', but rather that she doesn't want to have to compromise her morals in order to make a living.

The statement includes the fact that she is tired of being molested at shows, considered 'vapid' for caring about pop music and fashion and having 'creeps on message boards discussing whether or not they’d “fuck” me'.

"I’m tired of men who aren’t professional or even accomplished musicians continually offering to ‘help me out’ (without being asked), as if i did this by accident and i’m gonna flounder without them," she writes on the Tumblr post. "or as if the fact that I’m a woman makes me incapable of using technology. I have never seen this kind of thing happen to any of my male peers."


Grimes hits out at the problematic issues in new blog post

It continues, "I’m tired of the weird insistence that i need a band or i need to work with outside producers (and I’m eternally grateful to the people who don’t do this)

"im tired of being considered vapid for liking pop music or caring about fashion as if these things inherently lack substance or as if the things i enjoy somehow make me a lesser person."

Read the full post here. Grimes is currently working on the follow-up to her 2012 album Visions, which she tells NME she is 'two-fifths done' with.

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