Alrighty, I've finished the paper. If you'd like to continue the conversation, by all means go ahead. I'd love to hear more of your experiences, finds, etc. If not then thanks for all your help, it's been really interesting.
First of all, thanks for taking the time to read this. I'm doing a paper about the absence of women from art history and the state of women in the industry and society today.
I have a few questions for the ladies if any are willing to help out. No worries if there's no response...I'm not counting on this as an important source.
If anyone has any thoughts to add or if any of the men think that they have an interesting opinion or answer to a question, go ahead! Otherwise, these questions are really for the women.
Survey for the Women
1.Did you feel as if you were just as able to pursue the path of the artist as a men? Were you pushed to fill a certain gendered role rather than pursue your dream?
2.Do you think it has been harder for you to gain recognition as a legitimate artist than men? Do you think men take you seriously?
3.Do you think your preferences in style and subject of art have been influenced by what is expected of your gender? Are there any significant differences that you see between what you like and what men seem to like?
4.Finally, did the lack of female artists in art history have any affect on you? What about your perception of women in the industry today?
A couple facts if you're interested
-Women artists make ~$0.75 to the mens' $1.00 for the same job Here is a document outlining some of this
-Women artists have lower paying jobs (typically not high paying art directors, etc.)
-When a symphony did blind interviews (could not see the person to derive their gender), women were much more likely to get hired
I just found this intriguing and decided to look into it some more.
Thanks to anyone who reads/comments/helps out. You are amazing!