So I went across the country to go to music school. Why? Cuz I had already attended the best music school on the west coast. And also, alas, there are some cultural problems in the grad school. Specifically with the attitudes of male grad students. Undergrads hate grad boys. I hated grad boys. this illustrates why I hated grad boys and part of the reason I didn't want to go to Mills to study composition for my masters. Mills need to radically adjust the cultural attitudes of the music department, or they will continue to have difficulty attracting women to their program. at a women's college. It's disgraceful.
Of course, there's a perception in society at large that lesbians and women in general exist for the benefit of men. Dyke March provides some examples of that dynamic in action. The problem here is a sence of entitlement plus a massively sexist culture. San Francisco and Mills College are supposed to be and ought to be enlightened areas. But they're not. why is it that I couldn't imagine the above-linked Hustler Article coming from a wesleyan music grad boy (and wesleyan could provide the same material...as could probably any undergrad institution aside from Bob Jones), but when I saw it on T's blog, I thought "must be a music student."? I don't think Mills used to be like that. In the glory days, in the 70's, I dunno, I can't imagine.
How Do We Fix This?
um, some mad scientist could come up with a disease that kills anybody whose testosterone levels are over some certain amount. Guys would have to stay calm and inoffensive or die of dred disease. What? Practical ideas? If you've got one, leave a comment. Obviously, we need to push a cultural shift.