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Grimes speaks out against sexism in music in new blog post

24 April 2013, 12:33 | Written by Luke Morgan Britton

Grimes, aka experimental pop musician Clare Boucher, has spoken out again about sexism in music.

The singer, who recently revealed she’s about “two-fifths” finished on her next album, posted a lengthy rant on her blog about the injustice she’s encounter because of her gender.

“I dont want to be infantilized because I refuse to be sexualized,” Boucher begins, before adding:

“I dont want to be molested at shows or on the street by people who perceive me as an object that exists for their personal satisfaction

I dont want to live in a world where im gonna have to start employing body guards because this kind of behavior is so commonplace and accepted and I’m pissed that when I express concern over my own safety it’s often ignored until people see firsthand what happens and then they apologize for not taking me seriously after the fact…”

She goes on to discuss how male musicians patronise her ability to make music and insist that she “need(s) to work with outside producers”. This isn’t the first time Grimes has released statements of this kind, speaking back in December about “aggressive” sexism she’s faced.

You can read her full blog post here. Meanwhile, Boucher has spoken of her “more hi-fi, Enya-influenced” new record.

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