Well I've just finished three years as President of Glasgow Archaeological
Society (+ 10 years as Secretary) and I don't remember ever being asked to
make tea. Mind you, since I don't drink the stuff, it would be a brave soul
who drank any tea I made.
At 08:30 07/07/03 +0200, you wrote:
>Janet Davis wrote about archaeological societies:
> > The individuals I have met assume that women are less
> > intelligent, less educated, and only useful for taking minutes of
> > their meetings and making the tea.
> From my (admittedly limited) experience of archaeology society committee
>meetings and the like, often making the tea has seemed to be the more
>interesting job there. Also it needs a really incisive mind to see through
>all the hot air and make some sort of 'product' from the meeting (i.e., the
>Minutes). But actually in that particular society at that time several
>rather forceful female voices dominated several of the committees, even
>though numerically there were more of the middle-aged men of Janet's