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Kick-ass drummer is not who you’d expect

December 2, 2012 | By Abraham | 15 comments

This mom is breaking stereotypes to pieces one paradiddle at a time…

(Jump ahead to 3:00 if you want a short version.)

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15 Comments

    1. Abraham says:

      It’s the only drumming word I know and I haven’t had a chance to use it since I learned it playing Balderdash in 7th grade…so cut me some slack. :)

  1. Lola says:

    Why is the drummer picked out as someone you would not expect to play the drums? Why not pick out all the oldies playing the other instruments and say how you would not expect them to be able to play their instruments with any skill? Why should a woman above a certain age be assumed to never have been young and cool? It i like only men and young women count.

      1. Lola says:

        I disagree, making a big deal about this drummer being able to play a song shows how nobody expects women above a certain age to have skills like this, which is totally sexist.

        1. Pspaughtamus says:

          You are correct, the attitude or belief that an “older” woman wouldn’t have the skill and desire to play the drums like that is sexist and age-ist. That is the whole point of posting this video, to show that there ARE “older” women who can and do. It’s challenging many people’s preconceptions.

          1. Ben says:

            Do we really have to be so PC and bend over backwards to erase all distinctions between genders and people groups? Am I supposed to be ticked off that Asians are over-represented as first-chair violinists? I couldn’t care less. Is it a crime that for whatever reason men gravitate toward drums more than women and so a talented woman stands out? Good grief. Just enjoy it and get off your high horse looking for a sexist under every bush.

        2. S. Kyle Davis says:

          It is, but what is the suggestion? That we don’t debunk the myth, act as if the attitude doesn’t exist, and then hope it somehow dies from the lack of attention? That’s not exactly how stereotypes work.

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