Men have the power in ballet:
Boal knows other women with stories to tell, but they are too afraid that speaking up will negatively affect their careers. The risk of making waves feels especially great for female dancers because though the ballet world is populated mainly by women, it is dominated by men.
“We women are a dime a dozen, and there are a bunch of 14-year-olds coming up,” Boal said.
Boys in ballet hold the power from a young age. Studios are eager to recruit them, teachers are excited to train them, and female classmates know they need to get close to them.
Yes, that’s what happens.
Equally, when there’s lots of capital and not much labour then wages rise. Returns to capital are high in places with little of it. This is just how things work. Diamonds are rare therefore they’re expensive, seawater, you often enough pay to have it taken away there’s so much of it.