This thread deserves a bump, not because this is some sort of social plight on Head-Fi, but because of remarks such as McProgger's skullcandy comments. It's funny that there are men out there who appreciate a good looking piece of gear (specs wise) as opposed to something made 25 years ago. To me it's no surprise that the kids dropped out of this discussion when it became far too "socially" technical and rather than rebut what's been said, they stopped posting.
A few weeks ago I asked my female friends why they prefer going to workout at places like Curves. They said it's because they're tired of the attention brought onto them at a gym. My first reaction? It's because they don't want to be seen as "jacked" when lifting weights or they want to come in "scrubby." That's my male-dominated ego speaking. I'm not a female so I can't comment on what the reasons may be, but my response would be: this community should drop the sexist puns, and leave out the skullcandy remarks. Maybe females just DON'T want the attention that they're female. My female friends told me it's easier for men to goto the gym because it's more of a man thing to come in scrubby or lift weights, not so. If we left those stereotypes at the door and just decided to enjoy each other's company through relevant and mature discussion, then females wouldn't have to feel isolated. At least on a forum, males and females don't wear their gender on their sleeve. But bringing up veiled stereotypes only reminds them that they are what they can't change. boomana gave a list of the gear she listens to, and McProgger came up with
and when do you use your skull candy's?
When you said "more female audio geeks would be a good thing", well sure I agree, but instead of focusing attention on more female audio geeks, how about just audio geeks in general? The next post pretty much sums up what MuppetFace and others have to deal with
The picture painted here is that men are also stereotypically superficial, and interested in female company because they're females and they're "hot." These have no relevance to the quality of someone's ear and auditory perception, or their technical understanding of audio gear in general or in specific. So next time, save yourself the additional steps of writing these replies and clicking submit, and just take it for what it is. I commend those Head-Fiers who have gone beyond such petty ways of thinking and respected their space as they have respected ours.</rant and anymore replies on this>
OT: posting for the sake of upping your posting count only adds more unnecessary noise to a discussion.