Here’s an insight into just how tough that glass ceiling used to be for us girls. It’s a Minute Paper from 1963 about whether or not to have women as trade commissioners in Australia.
I’m particularly fond of reason (viii): “A spinster lady can, and very often does, turn into something of a battleaxe with the passing years. A man usually mellows.”
There’s not a lot of beating around the bush there.
It’s good to know how very far we have come. But perhaps not far or fast enough…