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| p.1 #4 · So much casual sexism on photography forums |
I dunno, maybe its just me, but I do find myself getting irritated at the ' I'm thinking of upgrading the wife's camera' ( she, presumably has no inputs apart from, maybe 'I'd like a pink one').
I just pass over these posts (here and elsewhere), but, not having read them, here's a guess: the poster wants some validation that it will be possible to hand down his present camera so he can buy a brand new one himself. He won't get that from me.
And the tacit assumption that , hey, we're all 'guys' ( in the , erm, masculine sense) - I have got to say , amongst my friends there are an equal number, no, hang on there are more female photographers than male and, frankly, they know as much about the nuts and bolts of modern photography as the men do, so why this constant patronising, male - centric approach on the forums?
There are plenty of female photographers here in Australia, too, and they win competitions. But you can't assume a correlation with participation in forums, which I suspect is male-dominated. I also notice that the pests who bowl up to me and tell me I have a "nice camera" (as if I didn't know) are almost invariably male. The ladies want to talk about what we're shooting.
I am aware that, particularly in the US, the term 'guys' can for some inexplicable reason, cover all genders.
"Guys" is definitely gender-neutral in Australian English.