Alanis Morissette Says ‘Almost Every Woman In Music Industry Has Been Assaulted, Harassed, Raped’
Singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette, 45, made revelatory claims concerning sexual assault in the music industry.
“Almost every woman in the music industry has been assaulted, harassed, raped. It’s ubiquitous — more in music, even, than film,” she told the London Sunday Times. “What, sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll? By definition it’s crass, sweaty and aggressive.”
Morissette, who began her career in music as a teenager in the 90’s, feels that we lack the “female rage” that we once had.
“Female rage gets such a bad rap, but it’s part of being human. Not punching someone in the face, but anger channeled into activism or — heaven forbid — raising your voice, or saying no, or protecting your kids, or being a feminist.”
Morissette has been vocal about her experiences with sexual assault. In 2017, she told The Sun, “I think healthy sexuality is not something we are taught in schools. Relational functionality is not being taught in homes and schools.
Pop culture in movies and face floors presents sex in a very one-dimensional, power-playing way. There are many people addicted to sex, traumatized by sexual trauma, and experiencing the fallout of that for the rest of their lives.”
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