I’ve been fairly busy the last couple months. Between holding down a job, going to school full time, and working with a non-profit among other projects, I rarely get the time to write for Your EDM. That is, unless I find something that’s completely awesome or totally asinine, I’m pretty much relegated to watching from the sidelines. However, I stumbled across an article, entitled ‘Why Women Keep EDM Alive’, that needs a full five finger slap to the back of the head.
Given the title, you’d probably assume that this is one of those pieces that pops up every now and again bemoaning the presence of social inequalities in a subculture of a larger culture that, not surprisingly, operates on those same inequalities. It goes without saying that this topic has been beaten to death, revived, and then just for good measure, beaten to death again. However, this article had a little bit of a different take on the whole “women in EDM deserve the same respect as their male counterparts” argument. In fact, it suggests that EDM needs women because… *drumroll*… otherwise it’s a sausage fest. Wait, what? Ok, no. Fair enough… Maybe I’m just misunderstanding this guy’s point… Let’s read on.