This is a piece in the Guardian written by Chvrches’ Lauryn Mayberry
It’s about something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. I think most female performers have to deal with the issue of extreme online harassment that is primarily sexual and often violent in nature. whenever i hear about a new female artist blowing up i get super excited for them, but i also feel bad knowing they’ll be shortly dealing with a barrage of sexually explicit hate mail. it makes you lose faith in yourself as an artist when you are constantly reminded that you are nothing more than a fetish object to like, a startlingly large group of faceless aggressors.
Any way, this is really well written and really on point. Mad respect
I saw CHVRCHES perform a couple weeks ago and Lauren seems like a wonderful human being. She should not have to endure this kind of abuse. Nor should anyone else. Ever.
I encourage everyone to read this article.