Nearly all musicians that aren’t cis-hetero men have pondered why their music needs a qualifier. Artist Neko Case has been pushing back at the “women in music” descriptor for years and band Haim named its latest album Women in Music Pt. II, which addresses the sexism the band’s three members have encountered in the music industry.
Like the world itself, the music industry is much different to those who aren’t men.
Twitter user Stephanie Hans uncovered an incredible Facebook thread mocking the “women in music” stereotypes and sexism.
I’m dead pic.twitter.com/I4gAFst72P
— Stephanie Hans (@HansStephanie) October 27, 2020
In it is a screenshot of two T-shirts. One is of a man wearing one that says “MALE GUITARIST” and the other of a woman wearing one that says “GUITARIST.” Get it?
Like Facebook, the joke took off on Twitter, with people adding their own clever twist to the trope. Here are 15 of our favorites.
NAME EVERY CHORD 😂
— Tia Vasiliou ✨ (@PortraitOfMmeX) October 27, 2020
So good! Support male guitarists 🤣 https://t.co/Gn1LHPsqH8
— Itiba Cahubaba 🚴♀️🍏🔻♀️ (@So_informiert) October 28, 2020
It’s all very well and good but he’ll be over it after a couple of weeks of touring. He won’t be able to take the banter and the crew will get sick of tip-toeing around him and trying to keep their farts to a minimum on the tour bus.
Hope he doesn’t bring his pink guitar.
— CAROVAN (@CarovanStudios) October 27, 2020
This is watering my crops lol https://t.co/RNgq0bJPUP
— James 🏳️🌈 on HeAteUs. (@DrJLecter) October 28, 2020
Facebook users are on another plain of existence. For better or worse.
— Arnahunas BLM & Wear A Mask (@arnahunas) October 27, 2020
This is hilarious. Lindy Edwards comment was word for word why I was refused an interview for a job though. https://t.co/vzNrZVYaN4
— James of the Dead 💀 (@sonicthebadger) October 28, 2020
I think the winner is “As a modern man… ” Every man who says “I support my wife…I help my wife, I am in favour of women… ” You ain’t noble and no we don’t need the chivalry. Mutual respect, acceptance is and should be the norm.
— Philine Dunphy (@philinedunphy) October 28, 2020
Those comments. <3
Cured my morning grumpiness. https://t.co/cokIsN0EdA
— Tobie Langel (@tobie) October 28, 2020
The darker blue site 😁. It’s the Voldemort of social media. It shall not be named.
— 🖤 Miss Antropía 🖤 (@IamMissAntropia) October 27, 2020
This is good for my mental health https://t.co/89zZyO95aw
— Shetty (@ShettyShet) October 28, 2020