Women at work. Now, and then…

j0438566[1]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…