Originally Posted by mikel
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.
Sadly, there’s pretty solid evidence that women are (were?) often excluded from orchestras based on their, er, womanliness.
Turns out that in so-called blind auditions (where the person auditioning is hidden behind a curtain), women get the gig significantly more often than in non-blind auditions. Meaning that when the people judging the audition can see the performer, men get better grades simply because they are male (or women get worse marks because they’re female).