Flavorwire Profiles Female DJs in Response to DJ Mag’s All-Guy Top 100 List

Video: Ellen Allien, one of the DJs profiled by Flavorwire, plays a DJ-Set at FUSE, Brussels (12/08)

Unicorns, dragons, and lady DJs. Such is the list of things that DJ Magazine would have you believe belong to the same category of mythical creatures, according to its annual reader-voted Top 100 DJ list.

Out of 100 profiled DJs, can you guess how many were women?

If you thought you’d make a conservative estimate of 10%, I’m sorry but that’s not correct.

Lowball it at 5%? ‘Fraid not.

Are you laughing nervously when you eek out a 1% guess? You’ll have to guess again.

The answer, my music-enjoying friends, some of whom are perhaps – gasp – themselves female, is zero.

As in, not any.

The oversight was brought to my attention by Judy Berman of Permanent Wave.

And since I’m hardly cool enough to have a comprehensive take on the current DJ scene, we’re lucky that our friends over at Flavorwire are! You should check out their response piece highlighting some awesome female DJs that you may already know, or may want to get to know!

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Lori Adelman started blogging with Feministing in 2008, and now runs partnerships and strategy as a co-Executive Director. She is also the Director of Youth Engagement at Women Deliver, where she promotes meaningful youth engagement in international development efforts, including through running the award-winning Women Deliver Young Leaders Program. Lori was formerly the Director of Global Communications at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and has also worked at the United Nations Foundation on the Secretary-General's flagship Every Woman Every Child initiative, and at the International Women’s Health Coalition and Human Rights Watch. As a leading voice on women’s rights issues, Lori frequently consults, speaks and publishes on feminism, activism and movement-building. A graduate of Harvard University, Lori has been named to The Root 100 list of the most influential African Americans in the United States, and to Forbes Magazine‘s list of the “30 Under 30” successful mediamakers. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Lori Adelman is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Partnerships.

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