Alanis Morissette Says the #MeToo Movement ‘Hasn’t Even Begun in the Music Industry’

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Alanis Morissette is waiting for the #MeToo movement to hit the music industry.

“It hasn’t even begun in the music industry,” she recently told The Sunday Times. “Almost every woman in the music industry has been assaulted, harassed, raped. It’s ubiquitous — more in music, even than film.”

She added, “What, sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll? By definition, it’s crass, sweaty and aggressive. But it’s only a matter of time before it has its own explosion of stories.”

She also dismissed any ideas that some #MeToo activists “waited” to accuse their harassers.

“First of all, they didn’t wait,” she said. “Second, they face the threat of losing their job, reputation, or not being believed. At best, it’s swept under the rug; at worst, you are admonished or fired.”

“Female rage gets such a bad rap, but it’s part of being human,” she added. “Not punching someone in the face, but anger channeled into activism or — heaven forbid — raising your voice, or saying no, or protecting your kids, or being a feminist.”

Wow. Well, when it hits the music industry — eventually — we’ll be listening.