Monday, March 2, 2009

Creativity and gender

The visit to Studio 5 today was lots of fun. There wasn't as much time to talk about the questions (listed in my previous post) as I would have liked. So I thought I'd respond to one a day for the next week here. Feel free to jump into the conversation.

First question--"Do women have an innate desire to create?"

Okay, the subtext here (I think) is this: are women more inherently creative than men? At least that's how I understood the question. And I have to say I don't think there's much difference between the sexes on this front. I am surrounded by creative men who cartoon, blog, write, and do wood-working projects. So, in my experience, the differences break down along invidual lines rather than gender lines. I was interested in Shannon's response--that creativity in women is often labeled as "craft" rather than art. And I was interested in the remark our male host made today off camera--that women are allowed to do crafts in a way that guys aren't. He likes to scrapbook, he said. And you should see the looks on people's faces when he lets people know.

It was Cool Treats Made with Peanut Butter Day in the studio. The peanut butter desert souffle was great-looking and an interesting thought. But hmmm. Didn't care for the texture, really. On the other hand, the peanut butter pie (served, I'm told, at the Dodo) was COMPLETELY KILLER. Meanwhile I stole some rice krispies treats while no one was looking. I put them in my purse and left the building and no one stopped me.


Kerry said...

I love that pie.

Bryan Wilde said...

I missed the airing! Will it air again? Guess I deserve it for not keeping up more with your blog. I totally relate to that poor guy who gets all the grief about his scrap booking. I get those same vibes and sometimes insulting comments when I tell people I read those vampire books. But I'm in my 40's now and I don't really care anymore.

Louise Plummer said...

I like all this food talk you're doing.