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Equal Rights Linked To Dance

Equal Rights Linked To Dance
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WorldPride is coming to Amsterdam in 2026. Electronic dance music and the world of equal rights are inextricably linked. In this post, I'll explore how the two are connected and what this means.

If you ask visitors to clubs and festivals, you will hear that the world of dance is a world where everyone is equal. It is a world where everyone can enjoy music regardless of social status or background. There is no racism, no sexism, and no homophobia. Everyone is equal, and everyone is welcome.

This world of equal rights is why dance has become so popular. In a world where social inequality and discrimination are the order of the day, dance offers an oasis of equality and tolerance.

Equality is not only good for music but also society. At a time when people are living more and more segregated in social silos, it is essential.

However, there is more to the story. The rise of bro culture also accompanied the rise of dance. This bro culture is characterized by masculinity, sexism, and a general lack of respect for women. In many ways, bro culture is the antithesis of the equal rights world dance represents.

The emergence of new, more accessible technologies and social tools offers female DJs the opportunity to grow, connect, share knowledge, and form partnerships with others. The Dutch female DJs are latently aware of the fact that there is still marginalization and sexism today, but that does not matter because they practice a different point of view to be successful.

What does all this mean for the future of dance? Time will tell. But one thing is sure: the world of equal rights and social justice are inextricably linked to the world of electronic dance music.