Welcome to Sort of Nothing Like A Book Club, the newsletter from Creative CoLab (formerly CAGED Arts).
Last week it was announced that an alternative version of the song "Fairytale of New York" by The Pogues would be played on some BBC radio stations this Christmas. This news caused heated debate to erupt on social media with people defending and critiquing the decision.
Each year the debate about this song resurfaces. It got me thinking about how words and phrases that we wouldn't use in real life situations are present and accepted in songs and music. This is especially true when it come to sexist and misogynistic language and messages.
Over the next few editions I am going to take a deep look into sexism and misogyny in music and the music industry.
For this edition I have been looking at sexism found in music lyrics.
Read on to find out what I've discovered.