Grimes, the pop star from Atlanta, has won her second Grammy for Best Rap Performance, for “Hands Up,” for her role in the indie horror film “The Witch.”
In the show’s final scene, she’s forced to run away from her abusive husband, a creepy old man who wears a skull mask.
In the song’s lyrics, she says, “I need to run/ For someone who has a heart that can’t take a beating.”
The Grammy win also puts her at the top of the charts, and her success is putting a spotlight on the struggles and accomplishments of women.
In a 2014 article in The New York Times, the New York Post’s Amanda Marcotte highlighted a statistic that was surprising to many: The average number of women in the music industry has decreased by 10 percent since 2009.
According to Marcotte, the number of female-owned record labels has also decreased by 20 percent since 2010.
The women are still outnumbered by men, Marcotte wrote, but “the numbers are more equal than they have been for years.”
But Marcotte didn’t explain why.
In her article, she did point out a few reasons why it wasn’t as obvious.
One of them was that the rise of the Internet and social media was “making it easier for young people to access their music.”
In other words, the media is helping women be heard.
Marcotte also noted that some of the women who have won Grammy awards are women who had been in the spotlight before.
“They’re more vocal about their experiences and they’re trying to help others be heard,” she said.
Marcotte’s article didn’t say why she didn’t include a mention of Grimes’ win in her story, but her argument has been echoed by other journalists and academics. “
It’s a question of time,” she added.
Marcotte’s article didn’t say why she didn’t include a mention of Grimes’ win in her story, but her argument has been echoed by other journalists and academics.
Lena J. Brown, a professor of gender studies at Stanford University and author of “The Politics of Music: Women and Hip-Hop in the 21st Century,” said that while she has noticed a change in the way young women are represented in the industry, she also said that it’s possible that “the fact that a lot of these women are female is simply part of their DNA.
They have been trained and groomed to be women.”
In fact, a study published last year by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania found that, in terms of how women are treated in the workplace, women of color were more likely to be excluded than white women.
They were also more likely than white men to have their jobs threatened or demoted.
It’s not just young women who are being left out.
As of this writing, there are no statistics on the number, size or percentage of women of different ethnicities in the business, or in music itself.
It’s also not clear whether the rise in popularity of Grimes, who was nominated for four Grammys in addition to winning for her work in “The Witches,” and her music videos are a factor.
Still, in the face of the success and visibility of Grimes and her peers, it’s difficult to see how she’s the exception.
“I think a lot more women have made it to the top in music than women of any race or ethnicity,” Brown said.
“The fact that women are doing better than men in the same arenas and in a similar way that’s encouraging me.”
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