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Women: What a difference forty years can make

  1. Jan 1, 2007 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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  3. Jan 2, 2007 #2

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    It would be a more interesting social commentary if they hadn't specifically made the woman both young and unprofessional.
     
  4. Jan 2, 2007 #3

    Ivan Seeking

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    They did help this along a bit but I doubt it mattered. Note that the young woman was clearly shocked before she ever saw Fannie.

    There is also the implicit statement that the very idea of a woman pilot was enough to qualify as a practical joke.
     
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  5. Jan 2, 2007 #4

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    Yes, this seems to be an almost unprecedented case where Funt almost went too far, and chosen something that almost backfired for being too preposterous.
     
  6. Jan 3, 2007 #5

    Ivan Seeking

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    A related story in the news:

    http://www.dailyindia.com/show/99519.php/Very-first-woman-beefeater-in-London

    One might say that the old guard is finally catching up.
     
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