Re: How gender shapes the goth subculture
Posted by Tass on 4/25/2008, 3:18 am, in reply to "Re: How gender shapes the goth subculture"
I agree, that is also my opinion.
But, I can understand from what I've read here and other places on the internet, that there is a big difference between how the these things are, not even from country to country, but from one local scene to another. Even from club to club.
Probably because goth still is in many ways a subculture, and each local scene is a pretty closed society in itself, and therefore will develope it's own 'rules' and behaviours.
We all know, that there are as many opinions on, what goth is, and what it is to be a goth, as there are goths.
So in such a small closed society, it will probably be the 'dominant species' who more or less decides the behaviour of that scene.
But as I said, generally I agree, that there are less old fashioned sexistic macho behaviour, and a bigger respect of women.
I think that is the reason you often see female DJs and club or siteowners in the gothculture. It is not a question of sex, but of who is best at it.
: I've never noticed any strong traditional
: gender roles in the scene. I don't see any
: dominant behaviour in the clubs. People are
: also more experimental in their appearance
: crossing traditional gener boundaries. I've
: never seen any sign of macho/chauvinistic
: (traditional male values) branches if
: anything it's better than that with people
: being more respectful of each other and not
: treating women like meat in a market. Goths
: are usually non-violent so again you just
: don't find traditional gender roles the same
: in the goth scene as you do among chavs and
: other groups.
: I don't think either sex is more dominant
: when it comes to shaping the culture.
: Websites are maintained by both men and
: women. You find there are male and female
: djs in the clubs. Men and women run events
: such as gigs, festivals, stalls and club
: nights. There isn't a dominance from either
: side really.