chvrches' lauren mayberry won't back down from sexism

"I am not going anywhere."

by i-D Staff
27 April 2015, 2:25am

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The music industry is sexist. Female musicians are subject to misogyny on a daily basis, both online and off. That's not news, but Lauren Mayberry's response to it is. Mayberry, who fronts the stellar electronic group Chvrches, recently instagrammed an especially vile comment she received alongside her articulate (but scathing) response. "My band is lucky enough to have some of the most awesome, supportive and respectful fans in the world and we are so excited to be in the studio making an album to share with them. Yet, on a daily basis, we still receive communications like this. These people never learn that violence against women is unacceptable. But they also never learn that women will not be shamed and silenced and made to disappear. I am not going anywhere. So bring it on, motherfuckers. Let's see who blinks first." Bravo.

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