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Female Magicians December 2, 2010

Posted by mattlee in Ramblings.
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“What really sells, is sex. I witnessed men undergo complete personality makeovers in the presence of female salespeople. The women had the most basic human response on their side; regardless how behind schedule or how crazy the day, a male doctor would snap to attention at a mere whiff of perfume or a glance at a pretty girl, his instinctive desire to reproduce having kicked into gear.”

‘Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman’ by Jamie Reidy

The same applies to magicians. If you still subscribe to the notion that female magicians are in some way inferior to males, you need a reality check. The fact is that magic happens in the spectators minds, and women are far better than us at screwing with the mind.

I’m of course assuming a certain level of competency here of course. A lousy magician will always be a lousy magician regardless of gender. Although I’d bet good money that the female would still get a decent response.