“Women are under a lot of pressure to be a certain type – a good mum, a good wife, not too thin or fat, not too assertive, be humble, be quietly beautiful. I think this makes women automatically think they need some security, doubt themselves or just not go for things in the same way men might. However, women have their own inner strength. We can be independent, reach the top and be with (or not be with) who we want and who makes us feel good.” Brooke Law.
It’s a message that has moved through the everyday workplace to the film industry and, as here, music, and it’s a message that isn’t going away. What real and lasting change will look like still feels unclear. As record labels become less and less vital, maybe its the audiences themselves who need to be looking at themselves. Behaviour at gigs especially seems stuck in an era which feels positively medieval – still so far to go. In the meantime, Brooke Law’s catchy pop track will hopefully reinforce the need for women to have confidence in themselves and work towards a meaningful balance in society as a whole.