There's an interesting blog article on Reddit that seems to be making the rounds lately: https://www.reddit.com/r/amateurrad...ender_imbalances_in_ham_radio_and_why_i_will/ Basically, a YL in the US is rejecting the YL tag because she claims that she finds that she is treated poorly on the air by OM hams. Personally, I kind of wonder if this is a US problem, because in my (few and far between) contacts with the US, I simply haven't run into it. Here in France, YLs make up a mere 5% of the ham population (and we get free entrance to ham conventions and other events!), plus I was originally attracted to the ham world because I found my husband's ham buddies to be a genuinely nice bunch of guys. Since getting my license I've had nothing but encouragement from them. I'm hoping this ham does write an article for QST, if only to see how it is received. But I really wonder if the problems she is encountering are perhaps mostly US related.