‘The weaker sex?’ by Richard Gummere are musings on the fact that the majority of Alexander Technique teachers are women and his belief that ‘women could deepen the philosophy of the Alexander world’.
‘The role of women in the growth of the Alexander community’ by Alexander Murray pays tribute to some of the women who were instrumental in the success of the Alexander Technique during Alexander’s life time, in particular Irene Tasker.
‘Invisible women – Another look at “The evolution of a Technique”’ by Terry Fitzgerald is a reading of the chapter ‘Evolution’ from a feminist post-structuralist viewpoint, considering Alexander’s male-dominated choice of words, such as ‘control’, ‘dominate’, ‘combat’, ‘defeat’, ‘subject’, etc.
An informal counting of teacher listings in various countries shows that about two-thirds of all teachers of the Alexander Technique are women.
See also Sex, Sexual Abuse.