That is from Sarah Liss (Spinner) and if you use the link, you'll find other matchups in her Women in Rock -- Then and Now series. Others she notes are Linda Perry, Doris Day, Grace Slick, Nico, Taylor Swift, Cat Power, MIA, Nona Hendryx, Kate Bush, Sixoxsie Sioux, Grace Slick, Janis Joplin and more.
It's an interesting article and, at a time when sexism is all over the music press (Rock & Roll Hall of Fame), it's a needed article. How bad are things? So bad even Ann Powers is engaging in sexist games. No, she's not writing sexist remarks. But read this:
Laura Nyro: Though I would have preferred to see her friends in Labelle get the nod, I support another effort to induct this important, though sometimes overlooked, singer-songwriter, who died in 1997. Nyro's own albums were complex and joyful and boundary-breaking, setting the stage for artists such as Sara Bareilles and Ben Folds. She also wrote enduring hits, including "Stoned Soul Picnic" and "Wedding Bell Blues."
Uh, Ann, what the hell?
Laura Nyro did an album with Labelle (Gonna Take A Miracle) but they're nothing alike . . . except they all have vaginas. So that's it, Annie? We can only have Labelle nominated if Laura's not?
The playing field is unlevel and I'm the one, NOT YOU ANN POWERS, who has noted there are 11 individual women inducted as performers and over 70 men.
So Ann, why don't you stop hurting women and get with the damn program.
I'm also on record, Ann, as advocating for Cher. But I didn't say, "Oh, why Donna Summer and not Cher!" I didn't pit woman against woman because, among other reasons, looking at the list it was obvious women again got the short end of the deal.
So if you're peeved that Labelle didn't get nominated, Ann, why don't you ask why LL was or the Beastie Boys, or Tom Waits, or any number of men on the list.
Stop falling for the either this woman or that one b.s.
It's that crap ass 'logic' that explains why James Taylor's in the hall and Carly Simon isn't.
Well that and critics like you, Ann Powers, who refuse to stand up for women.
Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"