Male critics who say they “prefer women artists” or just “aren’t that into” music made by men.
- First, because I don’t believe ‘em. Not because it’s an impossible or absurd stance, but because I doubt their ability to self-report.
- Second, because exoticizing an entire gender isn’t a critical stance. Thinking women have a magical ability to conjure up good music is as dumb as those dudes who are all like “yeah, I’m not sexist, I just don’t like women’s voices” or whatever.