On why Vice's review of Grass Widow wasn't just a dis, but something stronger | Impose Magazine
Jennifer Moore of Deep Time has a fabulous piece running on Impose about the troubling subtext of Thomas Morton’s boorish Grass Widow review. It does a great job of rationalizing the reasons why, despite cheap attempts at humor, the Vice blurb reveals the sexism still lingering beneath the surface of the music world.
I agree that it is annoying to talk about “being a woman in music”, and I’d rather not field that topic either. Especially in the context of an interview about my own music, because I don’t want it to qualify or become a descriptor for my band. We need to be aware, though, that although things are better than they were in the past and there are more successful female musicians, doesn’t mean that women playing music today are always valued for the same qualities as men or even treated with the same respect. In other words, let’s say women have gained their “room of one’s own”. There is still a plaque on the door that says, “Ass and Titties Within!”