I was reading this BBC article called “Why Don’t Girls Play Guitar?” and snickering as I read the list of instruments by gender preference (see below).
When my family moved to a school where they had band instead of symphony (I played violin but desperately wanted to play cello), my order of preference for instruments was:
Guess what instrument my parents forced me to play? The flute. How…girly. I wound up playing piccolo because I was usually principal flautist.
FOR THE BOYS…
electric guitar 81%
bass guitar 81%
kit drums 75%
…AND THE GIRLS…
…AND FOR BOTH