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’90s icon Janice Robinson believes the music industry – and society as a whole – is still suffering from negativity and says we must all work together to create a better world for today’s youth
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Singer Janice Robinson has expressed her wish for the music industry to be more open to female leaders and called for it to stop sexually abusing women.
The singer, 54, recently re-released the iconic 90s Dreamer tune and insists there must be a change in the industry if we are to help those future generations.
Janice spoke to The Mirror about how men still dominate much of the sector and sent a clear message that there needs to be a clearer balance of control, while making it clear what everyone must do. working together to achieve a common goal.
She insists this is not to mock men, but to bring a clear and positive message to the younger generations of the world.
“I believe we have to do a better job of being aware of how amazing women are and how great men are,” she said.
“…There needs to be a change. There needs to be more women at the top.”
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The star, who was also a hit in the “outrageous” category on the X Factor four years ago, confessed that she feels the music industry is guilty of “sending you to pasture at a certain age.” and say we have to stop making today’s youth feel as if no one cares when you’ve passed a certain age.
“The great thing is that women’s wisdom really radiates as they get older, and that wisdom can help,” she continued.
“My experience in the ’90s was very clear that you have to look a certain way. You have to be of a certain caliber. You have to listen to male record company executives, advertisers. male foxes, male agents.”
She admits that in this case, she “defied” and surrounded herself with female authority figures.
“I’ve always loved female empowerment. I had a female manager in the ’90s and a female lawyer.”
She continued: “I think there’s a degree of exploitation. I think women are constantly being exploited for their bodies, for their looks.
“And I always say, I wish my intelligence could be more of a topic, you know? I wish we could talk about how smart and smart and creative a woman is. Come on, as opposed to her body, the person she’s sleeping with, you know, it’s just a condescending conversation.
“And it turns to young girls – that’s the message we’re sending.”
In general, Janice asserts, we must “see the beauty in our differences” if we want to thrive as a society and believes that the best way the music industry can do that is to reach out to the public. women who have entered the industry in the past.
“I’m going to go find about 100 retired women, female artists or businesswomen,” she said.
“I’m going to find some of the greatest women alive in the music industry and that will put them in a position of power to work with men. No one says, ‘get rid of men,’ you As long as there is balance, there is a balance between men and women working towards a common goal.
“Let’s stop sexually abusing women, because now we have pronouns and transgender people, you know, that’s really big. It’s a big community. And to be fair, we are. must be conscious of how we treat people.”
However, the powerful female singer not only believes that the issue of female sexuality and claims that the cruelty of people – especially online – is getting out of control and having an extremely negative impact on women. youth.
Now working as a teacher, mother of two Janice said: “I am witnessing first-hand how destructive adult behavior is. [young people’s] confidence.
“It’s making them behave towards each other in such a negative way. It’s crazy to see the level of hatred young people have in the way they treat each other in such a negative way…
“…We have to be mindful of what they’re seeing, what they’re hearing, because this generation will run the country.”
But, she is determined to change because good things can happen if we want to. She concluded with a positive message, saying: “Life is never picture perfect, but the beauty of life is knowing at any time you can choose another color and you can color it. give it any color you want.”
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/janice-robinson-urges-music-industry-26828204 Janice Robinson urges music industry to 'stop sexually abusing women'