In this latest episode of Dad Rock, Patrick Foster and Jim Lenahan talks about music artist Alanis Morissette.
According to Alanis Morissette, there’s rampant abuse running through the music industry that hasn’t been brought to light yet.
In an interview with the British newspaper The Sunday Times, the “You Oughta Know” singer opened up about the treatment of women in her industry, and why many of them fear speaking out against perpetrators of sexual misconduct.
“Almost every woman in the music industry has been assaulted, harassed, raped,” she said in the article, published Sunday. “It’s ubiquitous — more in music, even, than film. It’s just so normalized.”
“But it’s only a matter of time before it has its own explosion of stories,” she added.
Morissette, 45, said she’s experienced “sexual abuse, exploitation, financial undermining” throughout her life, starting when she was 3.
The singer added she’s doesn’t know yet if she will come forward to name abusers.
“That’s got its own considerations,” she said. “I don’t have an answer at this moment. My goal would be to take away the normalization. And the structures that allow it.”
Though Morissette is undecided about naming abusers, she can’t stand people who criticize #MeToo accusers for not going public with their allegations sooner.
“I mean, please,” she said “First of all, they didn’t wait. Second, they face the threat of losing their job, reputation, or not being believed. At best it’s swept under the rug, at worst you are admonished or fired.”
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