As women, we would love to believe that we live in an equal world with our male counterparts.
However, we know the reality of that is far from our hopes and we often encounter inequalities in all areas of our day to day activities.
Little Mix are all too familiar with this as women in the music industry and they're determined to stand up against it – Yass, gals.
In a recent interview, the band, who are comprised of Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jesy Nelson, claimed that when women want to take control of their careers, they are given different treatment to men.
"It’s double standards when you’re young women. When we started out it was almost like, ‘This is your lane, stay in your lane. You’re the faces and the name’. We’re not. We’re the brand," Perrie told The Sun.
“We’re businesswomen. It’s our baby. So everything we do creatively comes from us. It is frustrating that if a group of guys were to say, ‘We’re not going to do that song, we’re going to release this song’, it’s like, ‘Maybe we should listen’.
"Whereas when we do it, it’s like, ‘Oh they’re at it again, they’re whining…But we’re not. We’re perfectionists. We take everything we do so seriously. It’s important to us,” she added.
The group clearly know their market as they've dominated the charts with their smash hits since their X-factor fame in 2011.
Little Mix have just released their fifth studio album, LM5, but the new music is no longer under the management of Simon Cowell.
Earlier this month, Simon announced the band's split from his record label.
The music mogul insisted that the end of their working relationship came with no bad blood, saying: "They are the hardest working bunch of girls I’ve ever worked with. They deserve everything they’ve got”.
Little Mix commented on their new music saying it was the album they've "always wanted to make."
We can't wait to play them on repeat, and fair play to the women, may they continue their battle with of getting the recognition and treatment they deserve – regardless of their gender.
Every voice in the fight for equality is vital and we still have a long way to go before we are treated on the same par with men professionally.