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Björk calls out sexist media in new open letter: "As if our only lingo is emo..."

22 December 2016, 11:00 | Written by Laurence Day

Björk has penned a new open letter calling out media sexism and unfair criticism she's recently received.

Spurred on by the criticism levelled against her DJ set at the Day and Night festival in Houston, the Icelandic icon wrote at length about her views on the matter.

"I am aware of that it is less of a year since i started DJing publicly so this is something people are still getting used to," Björk writes. "my fans have been incredibly welcoming to me sharing my musical journey and letting me be me. It's been so fun and the nerd in me editing together pieces of others people's songs for weeks, gets to share the different coordinates I feel between some of the most sublime music I know.

"But some media could not get their head around that I was not 'performing' and 'hiding' behind desks and my male counterparts not. And I think this is sexism. Which at the end of this tumultuous year is something I'm not going to let slide: because we all deserve maximum changes in this revolutionary energy we are currently in the midst of."

Read the full letter below.

In related news, Björk recently revealed how she votes - and it might not be what you'd expect.

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