Numbers (was:Re: Osborne response - Cyberfeminism)


Subject: Numbers (was:Re: Osborne response - Cyberfeminism)
From: Elizabeth Hinkle (ehinkle@unt.edu)
Date: Fri Jan 07 2005 - 09:38:12 EST


Just fyi - William Osborne wrote the ICMC figures cited by Lisa, not I.

However, I do concur with Lisa's findings: both the composition
offerings of ICMC and of the annual SEAMUS conference
have consistently been of a percentage that represents the total
percentage of women members in the respective organizations.

I can't really speak for the ICMA (I haven't been a member for several
years because I have been unable to afford their
very expensive membership fee of $75) but SEAMUS still suffers from a
lack of women members (I do not know how the
CEC fares in this respect nor SAN). And, of course, as is reviewed
almost every year on this listserv and others: women's
participating in electroacoustic music classes is still quite low.
Also - each year after the young composers' competition I get
a breakdown of the male/female participation from Ian so I can check
the 'winner's percentages' against the gender participant
percentages and the female entries are always in really low numbers!
In fact the numbers of women entering the competition is
so low that actually that competition regularly posts a percentage of
female winners that far surpasses the percentage of female
participants.

Elizabeth

Dr. Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner
Student Computing Services Manager
UNT Computing Center
ISB 129 940-565-4808 ehinkle@unt.edu



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