A ROCK SCRIBE SPILLS: HOW TO DEAL WITH SEXISM WHILE ON THE JOB
Unfortunately, sexim is (still) all the rage. As Lady Gaga said in her Woman of the Year acceptance speech during this year’s Billboard Women in Music event, “It is really hard sometimes for women in music,” she said. “It’s like a f–king boys club that we just can’t get in to.”
Rae Alexandra, a music journalist who has interviewed rock stars and written about music since Oasis’s Wonderwall topped the Billboard Rock charts some twenty years ago, knows it’s not that different as a reporter in the music world either. After decades of dispensing career advice to would-be rock journalists one by one, the scribe is kicking professional advice on a larger scale with her new zine, How Is This Chick Able To Write About Music? Inside, she reveals the obstacles that many women journalists face when on the job (from being mistaken as a groupie to dealing with trolls online) and gives solid advice for how to rise above (hint: tap into your inner riot grrrl).
Here are a few highlights from the zine, which is full of real talk and can be purchased by Paypal for $5 using the email address below: