As a "woman in aviation" myself, I agree with you 100%. I can remember wanting to be a pilot from the age of 4 or 5. This was over 30 years ago, so I'm assuming there were fewer women flying then. In fact, I never met another female pilot until I had my private licence. I somehow didn't see it as something boys did, it was something I wanted to do.AirFrame wrote:Best response possible:
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I happily support women entering aviation... What I don't like is reverse-discrimination against men. We're going for equality, aren't we? Why do we need a women-only event?
I think it's imortant that parents/educators ensure that both boys and girls know that they can have any career they can dream of. I don't understand why it's important to actively recruit women to aviation. Nor do I think it's important to celebrate the fact that we can do the same job as men do.
Girls are less attracted to careers in construction/aviation, while boys are less attracted to esthetics/nursing for example.
Having said all that, over the years I have been a "target" of all sorts of rude comments and discrimination. I don't think that increasing our numbers is the solution. I think people need to change their attitudes. (and attitudes in the flight deck have largely changed already).