[PD] [OT] Re: about sexism is TERMINATE THREAD PLEASE

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Wed Oct 17 22:51:16 CEST 2007

On Wed, 17 Oct 2007, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:

> It seems that computer music is one of the last bastions of male 
> dominance, I mean even most Linux events are at least 20% female, not so 
> in the computer music world.

It must be quite dependent on the actual school, but I know that not far 
from here, there was a prof who advised a music composition student to 
perform last, because he expected the guys to overdo their own 
performances, in fear of getting a lower score than the "girl" or of 
perhaps of sounding mild in comparison. That's in a less-than-10%-female 

> It does seem that the macho geek culture is a common complaint.  A 
> friend of mine started college in the Mechanical Engineering department 
> since she'd always wanted to make things.

Maybe it's just that I'm not so interested in that profession, but as much 
as I've drank while in uni, I would never have enjoyed participating in a 
drinking contest, nor getting pressured into participating. There is also 
one guy who has dropped out after being harassed during all of his first 
semester for skipping the initiation ritual. The macho crap doesn't affect 
only women.

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