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Dua Lipa Discusses Sexism And Harassment In The Music Industry And The #MeToo Campaign

The double Brit award winner says its harder for female artists to be taken seriously

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Dua Lipa has opened up about sexism in the music industry and the #MeToo movement – revealing the obstacles that can affect many female artists.

The ‘IDGAF’ singer has appeared on the cover on the latest issue of GQ magazine and spoken about the difficulties of being taken seriously as a female artist: “For a female artist, it takes a lot more to be taken seriously if you’re not sat down at a piano or with a guitar, you know?” she said.

“For a male artist, people instantly assume they write their own music, but for women, they assume it’s all manufactured.”

Dua made it clear that even though she hadn’t experienced sexual harassment in the music industry herself, the #MeToo movement is very important for advancing the freedom of women in the entertainment industry:
“You know, even from school, growing up with kiss chase or whatever, it’s been ingrained in our heads that boys will be boys and its harmless fun and no big deal and to brush things off,” she said.

She continued: “Like catcalling. To some it might not seem a lot, but it affects your mood, people get embarrassed about the way they dress.

“For lots of females, be it actresses, singers, models, no matter what it is, it’s not being able to have the right to dress and wear how and what you want and be taken seriously.”

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