As a self-respecting female with professional aspirations and a desire to be taken seriously as an individual, it's become increasingly difficult to identify with American electronic dance music culture without feeling kind of irresponsible.
Thanks for nothing.
Six or seven years ago, the playing field was pretty even. We went out to parties, we dressed as if David Bowie and Karen O had had a baby, we got drunk on whiskey, we danced, and we were never embarrassed by our surroundings.
But things have changed. What started out as fun, rowdy party tricks has been fully incorporated into the scene as sexist expectations. That which was once ironic parody has become a parody of itself. We no longer look around the dance floor and see a utopia of acceptance.
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