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Guitar Heroines, Or Lack Thereof? - Riffs and Licks
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Guitar Heroines, Or Lack Thereof?
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From: polytropia Date: August 27th, 2004 11:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes, Patty Larkin is an amazing guitar player! There's a great song of hers on All Songs Considered that I listened to over and over for about a month.

The main problem for women in music is the pointed indifference when we are starting out. I'm reminded of a quote by Bella Abzug: Our struggle today is not to have a female Einstein get appointed as an assistant professor. It is for a woman schlemiel to get as quickly promoted as a male schlemiel. A woman in music who is obviously brilliant and talented will be encouraged -- granted, not as much as an equally-talented man, but encouraged nonetheless. However, real prodigies are rare, and the vast majority of musicians have to suck for a while before they can become any good. Only when women who suck are encouraged as much as men who suck, will we end up with an equal number of men and women who are good.

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