I saw this post a few days ago and it felt wrong to me. I have many colleagues who happen to be females and who are really good at what they do. That hasn't got anything to do with their biological sex or their gender, it's simply them as individuals. Can we stop this whole group identification thing please? This group identification stuff is getting ridiculous. What has gender got to do with musical ability? What's the next thing? A list of hot black DJs, ugly DJs, Asian DJs, Latinex, all white, female hot and female not so hot list, best dressed? What have these categories got to do with musical ability? Does it really matter which shoes I wear?
Most line-ups consist of mainly men. There simply are more male DJs than female ones. An artificial "balancing" act is not what anyone needs. If enough individual females want to DJ, then the ratio will change. But if you start giving DJs preference because of their gender then everyone will be harmed: the ones that are really good will get hurt, because everyone will be skeptical and will question why she is DJing and the one who sucks will get hurt because, well, she sucks. No one takes a DJ seriously who sucks, no matter the gender.
It's already tough enough for women in this male dominated marketplace. Such articles and these bookings that are only because of gender will only make it worse for women. Can we please stop applying these labels to each other? I like to be seen as an individual and treat others as individuals, everything else is reductive.
You shouldn't care about gender, race, or whateva. Only thing should be music... and being simply dope like me.