Lauren Laverne: Jimmy Iovine comments part of wider problem


There’s some biting sarcasm in British broadcaster Lauren Laverne’s response to Jimmy Iovine’s recent comments about women and music discovery.

“Our digital Mr Darcy’s innovation will reassure women who want to start listening to music, but simply don’t know how, with their tiny, female ears which (as science has shown) are unable to process sounds as accurately as men’s; and their inferior “hands” which are so often filled up by things like shoes, babies or sexism, making record shopping or searching online for new music impossible for the average lady,” as she put it in a column.

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Written by: Stuart Dredge