I think pretty much every industry is afraid of strong and independent women. It’s the classic curse: if you’re assertive you’re bossy and petulant, and if you aren’t, you don’t get anywhere. It’s just a reality that throughout my career, being a fat lesbian has made some doors harder to open than they would be if I had been a straight white skinny indie rock man. I am lucky to have so many amazing women working on my project – female A&R, management, producer, publicists, and marketing directors. But for all the female PRs and product managers at record labels, it’s striking how few women there are in EXECUTIVE roles in the industry. I can think of only a handful really. And when you have only men in the decision-making roles, deciding who gets signed and what money is spent on which artists, then you have an industry that reflects male values, male desires, male biases.