Stevie Nicks Wants Everybody to ‘Keep Fighting’ for Sexual Equality
Stevie Nicks said everybody should “keep fighting” the battle against sexual misconduct and other types of gender inequality in an interview after Fleetwood Mac were honored as MusiCares Person of the Year last week. She added that she felt she’d been “very lucky” in terms of how those issues had affected her own career.
“Everybody needs to not let this be a kind of big wave and just go away and say, ‘Oh well, you know, it’s over and nobody cares anymore,'” Nicks told CNN. “Everybody has to keep really fighting because otherwise women, we will be swept under the carpet yet again and it will just start over.
“I think I’ve been very lucky,” she continued. “And maybe it's because when I joined Fleetwood Mac, Christine [McVie] and I made a pact. We said we will never ever be treated like a second class citizen amongst our peers as we get more famous and more famous – and if we're in a room with famous rock ’n’ roll stars that are men, and they treat us that way, we will scream at them and then we'll walk out. We’ve been a force of nature our entire career, so nobody has dared step over that line to Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks.”
She said their agreement extended to equal pay with bandmates Mick Fleetwood, John McVie and Lindsey Buckingham. Voicing her support for other women to be treated in the same manner, she reported: “Fleetwood Mac has two women and we all get paid the same. And if we didn't, Christine and I would be walking out the door.”