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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001399.txt from 2000/04

From: Anne Bell <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Gender bias - survey?
Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2000 20:37:22 -0400

If we're trying to get some idea of the number of female clarinetists and
there is any sort of sizable gap in computer/internet usage then I'd expect
that we'd see the same sort of gap in the list- more or less. Maybe. To me
that doesn't make our list a particularly good sample of the number of
female clarinetists.

At 10:27 PM 4/30/00 GMT, you wrote:
>Look, this doesn't have to be absolutely precise...who's publishing it?
>>From: Anne Bell <>
>>Subject: Re: [kl] Gender bias - survey?
>>Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2000 09:51:20 -0400
>>I'm not sure how accurate such a compilation would be- even if we could
>>identify all our members. At one time there was a sizeable gender gap in
>>computer and internet usage. While in my personal life I've seen many more
>>women of all ages beginning to become computer literate I'm not convinced
>>that we're equally represented. Has anyone seen recent statistics?
>>Best Wishes,
>>At 10:57 PM 4/29/00 EDT, you wrote:
>> >Someone could keep track for a while of the postings, most are signed.
>> >That would be some empirical data... Provided, of course, that we would
>> >recognize which names were male and which female.
>> >Paulette
>> >("I Enjoy Being a Girl!") well, "old girl" at least

Anne Bell
Bayside HS Orchestra Director

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