We’d been chatting about music for a while. Then, he leaned across the table and said:
“You’re a woman, so how do you know so much about music?” Before I could reply, he continued: “Then again, you’re not really a girly girl, are you? You’re more into the things that the blokes are. I bet you’re still into hair and handbags though.”
I’m a musician (as well as being a writer, it all helps to pay the bills…) and I’ve loved music for as long as I can remember. However, I don’t see music as being something specifically male or female. Frankly, I get annoyed when people try and define interests like that, goggling at the women who likes football or the stay-at-home dad like they’re some freak of nature.
And for the record, I’m not into hair* or handbags**, but so what if I was?
*My hair pretty much does its own thing, it sits on my head, I don’t think about it much beyond that.
**I have one I like, it’s useful for carrying stuff, that’s about the extent of the bag experience for me.