awjoe wrote:merlyn wrote:
My experience of music is that it is male dominated. There's no bias or discrimination on my part because I don't have the choice between a man and a woman.
I think music would be healthier if there were more women involved.
Healthier? How so? How is it not healthy now? (I'm not challenging what you say, I'm just wondering.)
Women are women, and sometimes, they have a different perspective, or way of approaching things, creatively. I think that’s what could be called "healthier" if that’s the right word, or maybe, just refreshing.
Some women I’ve worked with were technically amazing, just like anyone, male or female, but I’ve been in a lot of circumstances where complicated equipment was being used intuitively, and no inherent interest was shown for the equipment itself, but great results were achieved. I’ve got to be careful what I say, and I’m in no way generalising, but this "intuitive" way of working tends to be more apparent in females "in my experience" that’s not to say that they are in any way less knowledgable about things, it’s just the fact of it being a different way of approaching the creative process, it’s less academic, less formal, not based on received knowledge, or the idea that there is a right or wrong way.
I know this is a cross-gender thing also, but, it does seem more common in women, that’s all I’m saying.