Why aren't there more female magicians?

Magician Adelaide Herrmann (1853-1932)
"Looking at the increased number of women in other traditionally all-male occupations, such as medicine or law, obscures how many still view gender differences in areas characterized by issues of power and control. Perhaps only when magic’s gender imbalance changes can we declare that discrimination based on sex has truly vanished."
Sociologist Peter M. Nardi asked magicians on web sites and boards: "Why aren’t there more women magicians?" He organized their replies into 7 areas:
  1. Gadget / Technical
  2. Power
  3. Competitive / Confrontational / Commanding
  4. Hobby for Geeks
  5. Traditional Gender Roles
  6. The Nature of Magic
  7. Biology

(Thanks to Astonishing Productions for the link.)

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