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From:J. Barefoot <lesfraises@...>
Date:Wednesday, December 23, 1998, 15:32
Nik Taylor wrote:

>>J. Barefoot wrote: >> I have noticed the gender "bias" on this list, but it seems that
>> are generally discouraged from creative and intellectual pursuits >> anyway, if not by society, then by themselves. I enjoy being an > exception.
>Quite true. I was on a scholar bowl team in high school. Altho the >top 10 of our class was actually mostly female (in fact, both the >valedictorian and the saludictorian were female) there were very few >female members on our team, and they tended to be rather shyer about >buzzing in than the males.
Sadly, it's so true. Scholar's Bowl teams are some the worst perpetraters. When I joined the middle school team, I was naively unaware of this "rule" so I just went for it, and ended up the top scorer and later captain at the state tournament (where we came in second). In high school, I was one of two females on the team and the only female starter. I recently changed schools at at this new one _there is not a single girl on the team_!!!! There's plenty of girls in the chess club, a few known to me personally who acctually participate in tournaments. Why scholar's bowl? What's so intimdating? As a general rule, (this is the observation of an insider) girls are generally wimpy, until someone says "Hey you're being wimpy." Then they say "Oh no I'm not" and things start to happen. It can be done. On a completely unrelated topic, how does one get those little arrow thing to mark citations and the date and source stamp at the top of the message? J. Barefoot ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at