Jessica Duchen for The Independent reframes the classical music industry's sexism as a landscape where female soloists are either marginalized or sexualized, citing the backlash over Yuja Wang's ever-shrinking concert gear and that sweaty-palm Benedetti profile in The Sun.
Classical music is a meritocracy, theoretically. The best musician wins. If only this were true. It isn't. It is deeply, appallingly sexist. This sexism is so ingrained that it's part of the industry furniture, taken for granted beyond the point of fight-back. We've been in denial about it for too long, and the problem is growing worse in today's climate of retrenchment.
Spoiler: Classical music is full of super-nerds (see above) who are awkward around the opposite sex, OC included. *pushes up glasses, walks into door*