|Gonzo wrote: *||Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:25 pm|
I am curious about your opinion, Peregrinus: Do you think this is biologically hardwired in males and females? Or is it programming from society? Or a mix of both maybe?
Personally I would say hardwired, as other things are, varying degrees in different individuals, as is 'strongness' of gender traits.
Then augmented and shaped by society. Sometimes unsuccessfully.
Similar behavior has been reported in many studies on various animals as well as human groups.
For example the ones taking juveniles and grouping them and presenting them with toys or other things to interact with, there are strong gender biases which have been observed both in close and distant relatives.
For example, drums are commonly used to hold a beat for the rest of the band/group to keep to. As Jared pointed out girls rarely pick drums.
I could argue no one in an orchestra can be a lead instrument as that is the conductor who also leads, the lead instrument is really second.
In other bands/groups, is it the singer, the guitarist or the drums who is really leading the song?
Or is it the producer putting the song together who is directing?
Then I could add a discussion about how the instrument itself has an importance in how it allows or rather controls the player, how much freedom of expression is there, or how by wrote is it, depending on its position and expected function within the group?
The choice of instrument is very telling, as there is a lot behind that choice.