EDM Is Sexist: Why It Sucks to Be a Woman Who Raves

Categories: EDM

Culture of Nudity
Speaking of being half-naked, why are we doing that? There are a few possible reasons. One might be you've worked really, really hard to get the perfectly taut body that you've always wanted, you're proud of it and you want to show it off. Another might be that you're on a lot of designer drugs and the wind just feels really awesome on your skin. But we fear there is an underlying cause with more menacing implications -- peer pressure. If everyone at the EDM show wears a tutu and DJ stickers on their tits, would you do it too? Are you rocking a uniform because you want to have "the full experience" rather than expressing yourself in a unique and interesting way? What happened to modesty, humility and leaving something to the imagination? These are just questions to keep in mind.

Male Gaze
Sometimes we try to explain this to people, and it seems to make them upset. But here's the unfortunate reality: When a man at a party sees you wearing nothing, his first thought is "that bitch is easy." Actually, our first thought as a woman is also "Grrrrrrl, you're better than that." Regardless of your intentions, this is the world we live in. It saddens us to speak to women at music festivals and hear that they're constantly being grabbed and harassed by men because of the way they're dressed. It's like, dear broseph, just because I have big tits doesn't mean you get to touch them. And if you see me dancing and having a good time, that doesn't mean I'm inviting you to shake your penis against my ass. We actually have moves, and your game of hide-the-dick isn't one of them. Creative women of EDM, we'd like to encourage you to express yourselves in new ways that don't cater to the male gaze. Let's get crafty and explore our options.

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PhD_Slut
PhD_Slut

Young hot people play with their sexuality and thats okay. Try it, its fun!

Your opinion is just very superficial, you´re judging people by their look and sexuality thats faschism, bitch!

By the way, i know guys who go to classical musik concerts to find girls to bang and that works XD

Kay Pea
Kay Pea

Thanks for introducing me to Major Lazer :)

Thee Lovingcup
Thee Lovingcup

LOL, people do what they want. Don't impose your values on others.

Jimmy McMinn
Jimmy McMinn

I'm going to start wearing affliction shirts, putting gel in my hair and fist bumping.... Oh wait wasn't that the EDM stereotype of 2 years ago???? GTL

Wallace Sara
Wallace Sara

Who cares! Why does the RFT waste it's time with this dribble;p I expect better substance than this;p Since when did the people who watch TMZ start working for the RFT;p Tell me there's someone still there that went to a real college and Wash U doesnt count lmfao

Rosalind Hagedorn
Rosalind Hagedorn

EDM is just going along with the mainstream stripper culture...they're just a bunch of tools who think they're being innovative.

Jonas Schmid
Jonas Schmid

All of the above described phenomena do only apply to the Re-americanized version of Rave culture. Why you guys always have to get naked? Spring Break, Halloween, EDM? I know why, because anything that involves naked girls sells better! So does EDM, but what's EDM? A term for people who are to ignorant to differentiate between, House, Techno, and Dubstep, because they were to busy listening to Creed during the past 12 years? No offense, but especially the Avicii Generation of Americans, do simply have no clue about partying in general and anything that can be associated with it. http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/rave-culture-a-handy-guide-for-middle-america

ssmith0911
ssmith0911

You do realize you are writing for Riverfront Times which is notorious for supporting and propagating the exact behavior you are referring to throughout your article?

That's like Playboy running an article about how people need to stop buying porn mags.

I'm not sure why u are attacking electronic music specifically when rap, country, rock and many other types have spread this exact imagine for years prior.

You just jumping on EDM because it's more popular now? Or bc hating on rave culture is the new thing to do?

Granted, there are still plenty of us old schoolers who go to events for the music and not for the drugs and all the kiddies dressed like whores out of a Lady Gaga video.

Timmy Gilsinn
Timmy Gilsinn

They should quit going over the top, dressing likes whores everywhere they go. Church, ball games,etc. Save it for the club! Just say this, would your grandmother dress like that? would you let your daughter dress like this?

Michael Beckman
Michael Beckman

Offended by shirts? Don't look. Let people express themselves. If a girl wants to dress in skimpy clothes let her doesn't mean she is a whore. She is having fun. People have to have an opnion. If it ain't hurting u then why do u care? This lady needs to go party and get the stick out of her ass.

Brian Edwards
Brian Edwards

I bet the people liking this are liking the picture of the asses and not the message of the piece. Overall EDM is a very positive crowd and a very positive message. Lol at the "watch some guy play his iPod" if you've ever been to a show you know there's much more to it.

Brian Bradley
Brian Bradley

There is what pop culture sees as EDM (the Vegas and festival circuits), and there are the weekly, monthly, and one-off parties (raves?) that have been going on for quite sometime without half-naked girls and dudes wearing fluorescent tank-tops that say "rage".

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