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WOMEN IN MUSIC AND THE sexism that they face: Complaining Project for Lyndsey Schlax's AP Gov Class part 1

It's not a secret that the artistic world is full of prejudice and segregation of all shapes and sizes, and much like everyday life in general, sexism is present and in some cases even prominent in the music world. Orchestra conductors who are female are much harder to find than male ones, and same applies for music composers and stage directors. Why, in an age where women and men are supposedly represented equally, are there huge gender gaps in the music industry?

I found an article by Damian Thompson on The Spectator called There's a good reason why there are no great female composers, and in this article, Thompson examines how most works by female composers from the past that we attempt to glorify are not as great, to put it softly, as the works of their male counterparts. Thompson says that "[a] delicate  question lies at the heart of the subject of female composers...(and) it's 'How good is their music compared with that of male composers?'" Thompson …

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