Nineties icon Janice Robinson believes the music trade – and society as an entire – continues to be affected by negativity and says we should all work collectively to create a greater world for the youth of in the present day
Livin’ Joy singer Janice Robinson has expressed her need for the music trade to be extra open to feminine leaders and urged it to cease sexualising ladies.
The songstress, 54, just lately re-released hit iconic ’90s tune Dreamer and insists there should be change within the trade if we’re to assist these future generations.
Janice spoke to The Mirror about how males are nonetheless controlling nearly all of the sector and despatched a transparent message that there should be a clearer stability in management, stating everybody should work collectively to succeed in a typical objective.
She insisted it was not about emasculating males, however extra about offering a transparent and constructive message for the youthful generations of the world.
“I believe that we consciously have to do better at being aware of how amazing women are, and how amazing men are,” she mentioned.
“…There needs to be a shift. There needs to be more women at the head.”
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The star, who was additionally a success within the “overs” class on X Factor 4 years in the past, confessed she feels the music trade is responsible of “sending you out to pasture at a certain age” and says we should cease making the youth of in the present day really feel as if no person cares when you’re over a sure age.
“The beautiful thing is a woman’s wisdom really radiates as they get older, and that wisdom can help,” she continued.
“My experience in the ’90s was that it was very clear you had to look a certain way. You had to be a certain size. You had to listen to the male record company execs, the male promoters, the male agents.”
She admits that whereas this was the case, she was “defiant” and surrounded herself with authoritative figures who had been ladies.
“I always love empowering women. I had a woman manager in the ’90s, and a female lawyer.”
She continued: “I think there’s been a level of exploitation. I think women are constantly exploited for their bodies, for their looks.
“And I all the time say, I want my intelligence could possibly be extra the subject, you realize? I want we may speak about how clever and good and inventive a lady is, versus her physique, who she’s sleeping with, you realize, it is simply such a condescending dialog.
“And it translates to young girls – that’s the message we’re sending.”
Janice insists collectively we should “see the beauty in our differences” if we’re going to develop as a society and believes one of the simplest ways by which the music trade can achieve this is to succeed in out to ladies who’ve been concerned within the trade up to now.
“I would go and find about 100 women, women artists, or businesswomen who are retired,” she mentioned.
“I would find some of the greatest women who survived the music industry and that will put them in positions of power to work with the men. No one’s saying, ‘get rid of men’, you just have to have the balance, there has to be a balance of men and women all working toward the common goal.
“Stop sexualising women, because now that we have the pronouns and the transgender, you know, that’s really big. That is a big community. And to be fair, we have to be conscious of how we treat people.”
The highly effective singer would not simply consider sexualising ladies is the issue, although, and claims the viciousness of individuals – significantly on-line – is getting uncontrolled and is having a massively unfavorable impact on kids.
Currently working stateside as a trainer, mum-of-two Janice mentioned: “I’m seeing it first hand how the behaviour of adults is destroying their [young people’s] confidence.
“It’s making them behave towards each other in such a negative way. It’s just crazy to see the level of hatred in young people in the way they treat each other in such a negative way…
“…We need to be conscious of what they’re seeing, what they’re listening to, as a result of this technology shall be working the nation.”
But, she is adamant change for the good can happen if we want it to. She concluded with a positive message, saying: “Life isn’t image good, however what is gorgeous about life is figuring out at any second you’ll be able to choose up a distinct color and you may shade it any color you need.”
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