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46 – Women In Magic with Carisa Hendrix

I have always assumed that it must be hard to be a woman in magic. It’s an industry dominated by men and populated by old guys with outdated ideas of gender, young boys who got into magic to pick up girls and antisocial men of all ages who struggle to talk to ANYONE, let alone members of the opposite sex.

We have the organisations like the International ‘Brotherhood’ of Magicians and The Magic Circle that didn’t allow women to even join until the 1980’s.

But is the magic fraternity at hotbed of misogyny who see women’s only value as being sawn in half?

On this episode of Scamapalooza I talk to magician Carisa Hendrix about her extraordinary life and the challenges and benefits of being of a woman in magic.

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Nicholas J. Johnson is a Melbourne magician, author and collector of scams

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