To quote their statement:
|"The members of the female:pressure network operate within a seemingly
progressive electronic music scene and its subcultures. However, when
with other artistic domains such as literature, we find that women are notoriously under-represented in the realms of contemporary music
production and performance. The female:pressure group would therefore like to invite you to take a look at the facts and make the mechanisms of
this specific market more transparent. We have looked into statistics regarding festival line-ups, record label
releases and the appearance of women in several top 100 lists. The
are shocking and disheartening, even for us deeply involved in the
scene. Most festivals – whether financed through public funds or not
– clearly do not place any value on ensuring an appropriate ratio of female artists, or diversity in general."
You can find out more info at the addresses below. The statement concludes:
"Let's be frank – enough is enough. female.pressure believes there is no justification for more male-dominated music events. We need – and paying audiences deserve – invigorating and entertaining diversity!"