The pop-singer, Pink, wrote a persuasive essay on her Twitter account today in response to Neil Portnow’s claim that “women need to step up” in music if they want to receive more nominations and awards. As you may know, the Grammys were dominated by men this year leading to a hashtag on Twitter, #GrammysSoMale.
Pink said that “women don’t need to step up” because they already have been for their entire lives and since the “beginning of time.” The singer claimed “women owned music this year,” and they’ve been “killing it.”
— P!nk (@Pink) January 29, 2018
The mother of two claimed women need to be venerated to equal the playing field and show the next generation of men and women that it’s all about equality and what it means to be “fair.”
Pink, who performed during this year’s Grammys, was among those nominated for an award for Best Solo Pop Performance but unfortunately lost to Ed Sheeran, who was the only male nominee.
Reportedly, women all over the United States were upset that not many women were nominated, so to see the only male nominated for the award take it home, was disappointing.
After Sunday’s broadcast, Portnow spoke on the matter with reporters and said the world would welcome women stepping up.
However, hypothetically speaking, if there were an equal amount of women nominated for awards, critics would find something else to complain about because of the infinite number of categories that make up a person’s identity.
What about Filipino women? African-American women? Hispanic Women? It’s impossible to nominate every type of person because of the tremendous diversity of the human race.