Can Boys Play The Flute?

Why do people make fun of guys that want to play the flute? I don’t think there is anything wrong with a guy playing the flute. Some people think that the flute is only for girls. In my opinion, there is no instrument just for girls or just for boys. It also seems like girls can play anything they want yet boys get made fun of for wanting to play the flute. That is so sexist!  I honestly think people just need to lay off the bullying. If someone wants to play an instrument then that is their choice. It doesn’t matter if they are a boy or a girl. Its none of their business anyway.

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About music12301

I am an avid reader and writer. I love to blog about just about anything in the world that I think of. My blogs can be completely random or well thought out and planned, but never the less, they are all my own. I also love to sing and act and music is a big part of my life. I played the flute for 6 years and I also played the piccolo when it was needed in band. I recently began learning how to play the oboe and I love it. I plan to go to college for music and theater.
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2 Responses to Can Boys Play The Flute?

  1. Rob F says:

    A literature review (cite) found that stereotypes about certain instruments being “masculine” or “feminine” do exist. It also found that the general explanation for the stereotypes was that “masculine” instruments were considered “masculine” because (in large part) only boys were seen to play them, and that “feminine” instruments were considered “feminine” because (in large part) only girls were seen to play them. In other words, gender stereotypes in school bands are a self-causing institution. If any music teachers are reading this, to end the gender stereotypes, perhaps you ought to have boys demonstrate the flute etc and girls demonstrate drums etc.

    I agree that people shouldn’t bully others. And of course boys can play the flute; that was my instrument in school band. As for bullying over this, I never encountered it or had it happen to me or knew of it happening to anyone else.

    • music12301 says:

      I know girls that play the drums and there has never been a problem with it. It seems like every guy that i know that plays the flute gets made fun of for it. Maybe it is just the area I live in, but I think its wrong.

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