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Music Festivalsí Glaring Woman Problem

Music Festivalsí Glaring Woman Problem

Music Festivalsí Glaring Woman Problem

Half of music festival attendees are women. But on stage, the numbers tell a different story.

Story by Alanna Vagianos
Graphics by Alissa Scheller
Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 1:00 PM EDT

Itís 2011 and Iím on a plane to Miami. Iím ready to soak up some sun and kick back at my sisterís apartment in South Beach. As an afterthought, Iíve agreed to go to one of the largest electronic music festivals in the world, Ultra, for the first time.

As I skim through the lineup ó which included big names like Tiesto, Deadmau5 and David Guetta ó I think to myself: Where are all the women?

I was about to fall deeply, madly in love with electronic music and the whole festival scene. But out of the dozens of festivals I went to after that first one, I never stopped asking the same question: Where are all the women?

HOW BAD IS THE GENDER BREAKDOWN, REALLY?

Move the sliders to pick what percentage you think each group makes up for all the 2016 festivals we looked at.

More here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/_

This is true in all music festivals and music in general outside of the pop realm, women face a hard time. All you have to do is read the TTB thread to see that many men have a problem with female musicians that can hang. Not many out there. Shame too, because I love women musicians. From Ruthie Underwood (who was the first woman I ever saw "get down" to Janis, to Bonnie Raitt to the T Sisters or Baskery, I've always dug it. Carolyn Wonderland, man, the most amazing spirit, great guitar player and a voice like Janis and Aretha on a five day bender. Ain't nothing better than that. Or Cindy Cashdollar (The Texas guitar women check em out sometime) the baddest ass steel guitar player ever. Dave Alvin's drummer, is amazing Lisa Pankraetz. Shit nails it to the floor.

But most festivals book dude heavy artists. It's tough to be a musical woman when it comes to booking. Emmylou does well, Mavis does well, Grace Potter is doing well (and don't get me started on the hate for that girl, always by guys), but not much more than that out of the pop realm.



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/_
Posted by ghostsinthemachine | Wed May 25, 2016, 09:17 PM (4 replies)

My friend who won't quit her abusive husband

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10027646381
For context.

Tried to kill herself Saturday.pills. her now husband had beat her pretty severely last week. Black eye, serious bruising. I, like i have repeatedly, tried to get her to go to WEAVE, but she flaked about five sat night. Told me she was going somewhere, but instead went back to him. She emptied a bottle of pills, and her hubby finally called 911 Sunday morning.

The police have interviewed him but not arrested him, she was too out of it to be interviewed and probably would not press charges anyway. She will recover, but not for a few days.
Her parents tracked me down and told me the whole story a minute ago. He has her phone and apparently lost his temper at the hospital, so he is banned from there.

I am going to her job (bartender in a dive bar) to insure she keeps her job so at least she has that when she gets better. It has been suggested that she go to a mental health situation (not promised) for a month once she recovers her health. So I am going to have to explain that and I know her husband has already been to her job and told his story. I am going to at least try to salvage that so she has something.

This is killing me, I've tried to help her, but she just won't take that first step. I can only do so much, can't offer her alternatives really, and am at a complete nadir in my own life.
Posted by ghostsinthemachine | Tue May 24, 2016, 06:47 PM (15 replies)

Family of Tony Gwynn suing tobacco companies for

Killing his ass

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/24/sports/baseball/tony-gwynn-family-sues-tobacco-altria-death.html?_r=0

Says they targeted him to encourage AA men to use dip. SKOAL specifically.
Posted by ghostsinthemachine | Mon May 23, 2016, 07:46 PM (6 replies)

My congressional race. (CA7). How can I vote for the Democrat?

http://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/the-public-eye/article78992527.html

Ami Bera? Guys supports TPP and his campaign is incredibly corrupt. Dad going to prison for campaign violations and the guy running against him is seriously flawed (Scott Jones, Sac county sheriff who gives out gun permits like they are candy).
I hate politics right now.
Posted by ghostsinthemachine | Mon May 23, 2016, 10:13 AM (9 replies)

Is there a master list of T rump's lies, flip flops, exaggerations, bluster, buffoonery?

Sure would be nice to have them compiled in one place.
Posted by ghostsinthemachine | Sat May 21, 2016, 05:32 PM (8 replies)

Will "Junk Checker" be a profession now?

Gotta make sure we don't get no trans,sexUALS, in the ladies room, fruitcake..........

Stand at the door and feel up all who enter.
"Just makin' sure maaaaam"

wonder if you would get many tips? Might this be a TSA job?
Posted by ghostsinthemachine | Sat May 14, 2016, 03:36 PM (8 replies)

Says it all....

Posted by ghostsinthemachine | Tue May 10, 2016, 07:39 PM (4 replies)

Oh wise and Omnipotent DU, tell me, what's up with Brazil?

Impeachment is off. Should I care? Is this good? Bad? The Olympics? Do the people want to see her ousted or do they want her to stay?
Posted by ghostsinthemachine | Mon May 9, 2016, 05:18 PM (28 replies)

RC: Bernie in Sacramento! Tomorrow!

RC: Bernie in Sacramento! Tomorrow!

Who's gonna be there? Bonney Field. I'll be the guy wearing the the dye Bernie, Grateful Dead shirt! I'll be first in line, or damn close. I know we got some Bernie supporters here in Sac, let's turn out huge!
Posted by ghostsinthemachine | Sun May 8, 2016, 10:31 AM (3 replies)

RC: Bernie in Sacramento! Today!

RC: Bernie in Sacramento! Today!

Who's gonna be there? Bonney Field. I'll be the guy wearing the the dye Bernie, Grateful Dead shirt! I'll be first in line, or damn close. I know we got some Bernie supporters here in Sac, let's turn out huge!
Posted by ghostsinthemachine | Sun May 8, 2016, 10:30 AM (7 replies)
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