[CQ-Contest] Recruiting women into contesting

Mark Beckwith mark at concertart.com
Wed Jul 28 01:39:17 EDT 2004

> Bravo Barry, sounds like Judy has contest potential.

I read Barry's post to imply that after a few QSOs, Judy lost interest.

Ken brings up an interesting point about women in contesting.  I appreciated
Merri's exhaustive post.  I have not done any measurements or science of any
kind about it, but my gut feeling is that men enjoy competitive things more
than women do generally.

I know this is true between me and my wife.  She's seen me race bicycles and
operate contests, and she'll be the first to say she just doesn't get it.
She's generally supportive, but has no interest in participating.  She
refers to it as "testosterone poisoning."

They don't do that sort of thing on Venus.

Mark, N5OT

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