I just wanted to express my disappointment at the removal of the Best Female Artist category at the ARIA awards. The award is now just Best Artist and guess what - a male won.
To be more ‘inclusive’ they have now been ‘erasive’. The female category, around since the late 1980s, is gone forever. No female winner this year.
In a year when the bad behaviour of male music executives was highlighted it was probably sweet revenge to do away with female awards. And at the same time appear to be open to change.
But the end result is awful for female performers and a blow to the hopes of young biological females who may have dreamed of winning.