Where are all the girls?

We all know women are in the minority in the engineering field.  But did you realize the same was true in comedy?  I guess when I think about it, it’s not that much of a surprise as I can name many more male comedians than female comediennes.  But it wasn’t until I listened to Bossypants by Tina Fey that it raised itself to the level of my consciousness.  Tina Fey is a Chicago girl and toured with Second City for many years.  They work in groups of 6 – 4 men and 2 women.  According to Tina this was because they couldn’t come up with enough material that people would laugh at for 3 women.  I thought I remember hearing that this changed before she left.  But then I went on the Second City tour at Conference.  Guess how many women there were in the cast?  That’s right!  2!  They put on a good show certainly, but better than a three-women show?  I doubt it.

What other places are women still the minority?  For me it is master’s swimming.  Which is why I cross train with activities that are more popular with the ladies like yoga and aerobics classes.  🙂