[CQ-Contest] recruiting women in contesting

Merrimon Crawford Pladsen ab0mv at ix.netcom.com
Wed Jul 28 19:08:51 EDT 2004

Hi again

I find it really, really surprising to hear all you guys talk about women 
not having a competitive spirit!  I do not find this to be true in my own 

I tend to be self-competitive more than competitive against others (which 
is not to say I don't feel satisfaction seeing I have beaten competitors I 
felt were above my level...).  Self-competition is more challenging in the 
long run because one can always do better, even if you are in the top spot.

Sure would be nice to hear some other YL voices address this question!  I 
know it's important for people to discuss topics, like adults discussing 
how to get more youth in contesting but it would be nice to hear from other 
YL contesters!  It's a bit odd reading men discuss women's absence when you 
are a woman...kind of like reading Freud.

Merri AB0MV

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