Originally Posted by Anduin
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).
Not surprised at all. There's also evidence in showing employment preferences for tall men over short men (no Bo, not in Disney) and good looking people over uglies.