Nat sez, "Spinster battlaxe Skud
passed me this 1968 minute from the Director of the Trade Commissioner of Australia
explaining why women are ineligible for postings. It's a jawdropalicious blast from the sexist past":
Even conceding these points, a woman could not stay young and attractive for ever, and later on could well become a problem.
(vii) A spinster lady can, and very often does, turn into something of a battleaxe with the passing years. A man usually mellows.
Nat continues, "Bearing in mind this sage advice, I've already begun to regretfully decline my daughter's requests for education and social opportunities, explaining to her that "she could not be regarded as a long-term investment in the same sense as we regard" her brother."
Minute to the Director, Trade Commissioner Service (Australia)
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