Women: What a difference forty years can make

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russ_watters
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It would be a more interesting social commentary if they hadn't specifically made the woman both young and unprofessional.
 
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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DaveC426913
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There is also the implicit statement that the very idea of a woman pilot was enough to qualify as a practical joke.
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.
 
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A related story in the news:

Very first woman beefeater in London
LONDON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- The Yeoman warders, also known as the beefeaters, at the Tower of London will have their very first woman inductee in September.

The guard was created in 1485 by Henry VII as private bodyguards and have never had a woman in their ranks...
http://www.dailyindia.com/show/99519.php/Very-first-woman-beefeater-in-London [Broken]

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