Originally Posted by mikel
"Male dominated industry" is an interesting subject. I have a very "Womens lib" daughter and we have had many in depth discussions on the subject. Is drumming male dominated because women drummers are excluded, or is it because women dont aspire to be drummers as much as males do?
Personally I doubt a woman would be excluded from a job in the music industry If she were a good enough musician. Please tell me I am not wrong.
I believe this is correct. In fact, I'll go further and say it may be easier, because
they are female. I believe a woman has more of an ability to 'make it' in the music industry, because sales may increase, due to the novelty of a woman musician.
I would suggest there is absolutely NOTHING holding your daughter back from having a satisfying career as a musician, other than herself.
*edit: "or is it because women dont aspire to be drummers as much as males do?"
I believe this has a LOT to do with it. I've seen more than my fair share of females displaying a superior ability at a given challenge (at a similar level of experience) than their male counterparts, but have little or no desire to pursue it (such as professional driving, or shooting).