60% of women and non-binary people feel unsafe in Melbourne’s music spaces

Many punters also report feeling unsafe, explains academic Andrea Jean Baker.

A new survey of 126 women and non-binary punters and artists working the music industry in Melbourne has found 60% of respondents feel unsafe in music spaces.

The survey found sexual violence disempowers female music workers, deters non-binary communities from working in the industry, and discourages punters from going to gigs.

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