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This is some BULL and SHIT or, more academically, this illustrates the myth of anomalous achievement as examined by Joanna Russ.
What the fuck does that mean? It means that a lot of people, when looking at this info graphic will say, “Oh, that’s because there aren’t as many female bands out there.” But in reality, there are HELL TONS of female fronted bands out there, but we live in a patriarchy where males have curated a system long enough that they have convinced themselves and others that the female bands that are out there are anomalies.
For more on how culture suppresses women (intentionally or not), check out Joanna Russ’ How to Suppress Women’s Writing. It is writing focused, but the breakdown Russ creates could work for music, as well.