Us Too? - Sexism, Shaming and Standing Up for What's Right in the Age of Social Media
14:30 - 15:30
DeLaMar Theater (D4 Panel Room) | Marnixstraat 402, Amsterdam
We live in turbulent times. For every fight won against prejudice, bigotry and bullying, it seems another whole battlefield opens up. And there's no way that we can pretend that dance music is somehow exempt from the problems and fights in the rest of our politics and culture. Great strides are being made regarding representation in some senses, and of course club culture is supposed to come from a place of inclusion, of safe spaces for all regardless of gender, race or sexuality. We know on the most basic level that the party is better when everyone is safe and welcome. But those calling out prejudice, harassment and structural discrimination still face backlashes – and many people still don't understand the seriousness of the issues that affect us all every day.
That's why we're running the panel Rave for a Revolution!, looking at some examples of how club music's structures can be used for social activism. But we also wanted to look at the bigger picture, which is why we have Zoe Margolis to deliver the keynote speech Us Too? Sexism, Shaming and Standing up for What's Right in the Age of Social Media. Zoe has worked in the music industry, but is also an author, film critic, journalist and commentator on sex, feminism, film, and popular culture. She has experienced notoriety as a sex blogger, and is in a unique position to talk about how misogyny and other prejudices operate across the media and society. She is also a fantastic speaker with a no-nonsense approach, and we are excited to have her with us to open up some of the most contentious, but important, topics in the world right now. Don't miss it!
Zoe Margolis (GB)
Author, Film Critic, Journalist
Joe Muggs (GB)
Music Journalist / DJ / Musician / A&R / Label Manager / Album Compiler