London Grammar Discuss 'Casual Sexism'

After that Radio 1 tweet...
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London Grammar's Hannah Reid has spoken about the "casual sexism" she experiences everyday.

In 2013, female-led groups shouldn't be the exception. Yet this year has found a number of female artists speaking about on the misogynistic attitudes they experience from the entertainment industry.

London Grammar have enjoyed massive success across the past 12 months, but the band still encounter backwards attitudes. Earlier this year, for example, Radio 1 asked listeners if they thought singer Hannah Reid was "fit".

In a tweet which has since been deleted, the station said: "We all think that the girl from @londongrammar is fit. Let us know if you agree on 81199 #ladz".

A huge number of complaints led to Radio 1 apologising for the message: "Our tweet earlier about Hannah from @londongrammar was meant to be ironic, but we got it wrong. We're sorry."

Speaking to The Observer newspaper (via NME), Hannah Reid discussed the incident: "I think it's the first thing that's happened where I felt out of control," she said. "I think they could have said much worse and more sexist things, but asking people to text in if they agree… Putting my looks up for debate was wrong. And it's just how casual it was. It does say something about casual sexism."

Want to read more on this issue? Check out this righteous blog from CHVRCHES' Lauren Mayberry.

London Grammar's new single 'Nightcall' will be released on December 9th.

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The new issue of Clash magazine is out right now. It's always on the money with breakthrough acts worth listening to. So, go and see.

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