Shania Twain has spent much of her career fighting to gain respect and creative control within a male-dominated industry. The progress she feels was being made through the years in which she garnered widespread popularity has since stuttered and even gone backward, Twain said. “As I went along, I could see the progress,” Twain said. “First of all the genre and my fans, my music was appealing to a very broad audience, very open-minded fans. They were embracing my way of making my music and my way of visualizing my music through photography and videos.” “But I feel that since then, the industry has regressed, I feel it’s more difficult for women to find space, to find room. It’s sad to see it but it’s very true.” Twain said this is shown by fewer new female artists emerging in country music than there once were, while the charts are typically dominated by men — or women collaborating with men. Do you feel like the industry is regressing? Why, or why not?