Christopher Li wrote:
- to select them on the basis of their gender?
Chris, I don't know what the reality of this really is - but are you sure this isn't what is partly happening now? Not specifically at the Expo, but in general.
BTW I didn't mean to say I thought the organizers of the Expo were not doing the best they could. I obviously don't know who they invited and who turned them down, for instance. Rob Liberti asked, in the second post on this thread: "What are your suggestions regarding how to recruit and retain women in aikido?" and I gave a quick answer to that. His question was a general one, and so was my answer.
I'm at home with a fever, might stay in bed for the rest of the day. Apologies if I don't get to responding any further.