How many females using the M2

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Jules
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Re: How many females using the M2

Post by Jules » Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:36 am

lem wrote:Could be a psychology thesis in the works and we just took the bait.
If it was, we probably just shot the curve all to hell. :lol: :twisted: ;)

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Re: How many females using the M2

Post by jimc » Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:56 pm

Not sure the point of it but i think its a perfectly legitimate question

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Re: How many females using the M2

Post by willnewton » Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:14 pm

It is a question that I also asked myself initially and not out of malice, just paying notice to the obvious imbalance of the male/female ratio. It is such a skewed number, it's hard not to notice and ask why it might be that way.
I'm finally back to where I started two days ago!

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Re: How many females using the M2

Post by Tim » Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:21 pm

willnewton wrote:It is a question that I also asked myself initially and not out of malice, just paying notice to the obvious imbalance of the male/female ratio. It is such a skewed number, it's hard not to notice and ask why it might be that way.
I blame the entire primary/secondary school system. Probably tertiary/quaternary as well.

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Re: How many females using the M2

Post by Jules » Thu Jan 21, 2016 5:17 pm

Shoot! It starts much younger than that.... I blame Barbie dolls. (Teach them to shop and play dress up at an incredibly young age.....booooring. At five i was helping Dad to disassemble and reassemble the washing machine.)

Dads, invite your daughters to take things apart with you.....you might just be amazed. :D

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Re: How many females using the M2

Post by ednisley » Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:55 pm

Jules wrote:Dads, invite your daughters to take things apart with you
Damn straight!

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Re: How many females using the M2

Post by Jules » Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:13 pm

Be proud, Ed! Ya done good! :D

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Re: How many females using the M2

Post by lem » Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:39 am

I don't know what the difference is, but I have noted that there are more females active in the CNC forum that I monitor than here on the 3D printing forum.

The X-carve only comes as a kit and the ladies hang right in there with the guys. Quite a few of the forum members (regardless of gender) have never done anything with CNC machines before, yet they assemble their machines and troubleshoot them and then do some amazing work.

Everyone is willing to help whoever needs it.

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Re: How many females using the M2

Post by Jules » Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:11 am

It really is strange, but i saw it too - I was noticing over on the Glowforge forum that there are just scads of gals signed up to try out an untested (and as yet unbuilt) laser cutter, compared to those in the 3D printing arena. (And I would have thought that exactly the reverse would have more appeal. I'd be much more concerned with starting a fire in my house with a laser than a printer.) :shock:

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Re: How many females using the M2

Post by jsc » Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:41 am

A laser cutter is just a vinyl cutter on steroids, and you should have some idea of how popular those are, Jules.

Speaking of which, where exactly is this forum that you run?

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