Are Women Owed Grammy Awards as Reparations?

Joe Scudder
Written by Joe Scudder

Apparently, the Grammy Awards are contested territory in the battle of the sexes.

So, as part of the political nonsense pushed at the Grammy Awards, the lack of female winners is being treated as a crime of the Patriarch. It seems that, as compensation for male predatory behavior, women were supposed to win more Grammy Awards. Plus, of course, there is a hint that women should always be represented more because of equality or “balance.”

USA Today reports, “Grammys president: Women need to ‘step up’ after men sweep this year’s awards.

#GrammysSoMale?

That’s the hashtag brewing after Sunday’s Grammy Awards, where only one of the nine main prizes presented during the telecast was won by a woman.

That would be 21-year-old Alessia Cara, who took home best new artist, and spent her time on the red carpet and backstage speaking out in support of the Time’s Up movement, which was founded by Hollywood celebrities and executives earlier this month to combat sexual harassment and assault.

Dozens of artists — Cara included — came to the Grammys wearing white roses, in solidarity with Time’s Up and sexual misconduct victims. But that spirit of female empowerment wasn’t reflected in this year’s winners, nor in remarks made by Recording Academy president Neil Portnow, who suggested that if women wish to collect more golden gramophones moving forward, they need to double down on their efforts.

Read the entire USA Today story.

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About the author

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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