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How five daring women defied all odds and made aviation history.
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Why do you think Charles Lindbergh, the most famous flier of the era, wouldn't commit to supporting women pilot?

Created: 04/03/19

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davinamw

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Why do you think Charles Lindbergh, the most famous flier of the era, wouldn't commit to supporting women pilot?

Why do you think Charles Lindbergh, the most famous flier of the era, wouldn't commit to supporting women pilot?


Posted Apr. 04, 2019 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
rebeccar

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RE: Why do you think Charles Lindbergh, the most famous flier of the era, wouldn't commit to supporting women pilot?

I think that Charles Lindbergh's attitude is a reflection of that era. However, sexist attitudes are still easy to find in business and politics. A man might be a tough negotiator, but a tough woman is a ___ (rhymes with 'witch.'


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Maggie

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RE: Why do you think Charles Lindbergh, the most famous flier of the era, wouldn't commit to supporting women pilot?

I believe he thought women should be at home tending to the home and raising the children.


Posted Apr. 05, 2019 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
katherinep

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RE: Why do you think Charles Lindbergh, the most famous flier of the era, wouldn't commit to supporting women pilot?

While I think he was a man of the times, the little lady needs to be at home etc but I also think he was an ambitious man who didn't want any more competition in the field. Thaden certainly could give him a run for his money


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leslieh

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RE: Why do you think Charles Lindbergh, the most famous flier of the era, wouldn't commit to supporting women pilot?

I think he was a chauvinist like most men at that time. Plus, he didn’t want the competition and a woman stealing his limelight. I think it would have been devastating for a man in this time period to lose to a woman.


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alwaysdaddygirl

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RE: Why do you think Charles Lindbergh, the most famous flier of the era, wouldn't commit to supporting women pilot?

I felt it was because of that time period. Society today has countless more of what is to be excepted. So many folks break their spirit trying to live up to society. Again, with Lindbergh, I felt he was thinking that way because of society. I thought these facts about him were interesting:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.history.com/.amp/news/10-fascinating-facts-about-charles-lindbergh


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juliep

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RE: Why do you think Charles Lindbergh, the most famous flier of the era, wouldn't commit to supporting women pilot?

I have read a fair amount about Lindbergh, and I don’t think he wanted to give credit to anyone else, least of all women, for succeeding in his field of expertise. From everything that has been published since his death, he doesn’t come off sounding all that noble, even given his success in aviation.


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johnw

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RE: Why do you think Charles Lindbergh, the most famous flier of the era, wouldn't commit to supporting women pilot?

I think that Charles Lindbergh's attitude is a reflection of that era and how many men viewed the role of women in society although his views were far more radical. Born on a farm he expressed views that many would compare to breeding livestock when talking about women and marriage in his autobiography. Lindbergh also shared many of the same views as the Nazi's and modern day white supremacists.


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cathyoc

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RE: Why do you think Charles Lindbergh, the most famous flier of the era, wouldn't commit to supporting women pilot?

I think Lindbergh felt that the attention paid to the women took away from that paid to the men and destroyed some of the seriousness of the flying feats he was attempting.


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alwaysdaddygirl

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RE: Why do you think Charles Lindbergh, the most famous flier of the era, wouldn't commit to supporting women pilot?

I have not read much about Charles Lindbergh. The article I was referring to was from the History Channel. I should have explained that the reason why I used the word interesting. I choose that world due to the title of the article. The title of the article is ”10 Fascinating Facts About Charles Lindbergh ”. My fault for not reference correctly.

The views of Charles Lindbergh were mostly reflected in society viewpoint of that time era. That is why the famous quote:
”Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.’ George Santayana
is critical.

This is from the University of Houston regarding social issues in that time period:
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/disp_textbook.cfm?smtID=2?d=3380

This is an article from the History Channel regarding that 1920’s:
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.history.com/.amp/topics/roaring-twenties/roaring-twenties-history

This is an article from History Channel regarding 1930’s:
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.history.com/.amp/topics/great-depression/1930s

I understand is not the proper way to reference. Again,my fault for not reference correctly.


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sharden

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RE: Why do you think Charles Lindbergh, the most famous flier of the era, wouldn't commit to supporting women pilot?

Lack of respect for women in general was normal for the time period. There has been progress in this direction, but women have to work harder, even today, for respect in the workplace.


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caroln

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RE: Why do you think Charles Lindbergh, the most famous flier of the era, wouldn't commit to supporting women pilot?

I believe that Lindbergh was like most men of his times. . . a chauvinist. He was known for not being the best husband and quite into his self so he would not want any competition especially from a female. I do think he would be not be a gentlemen if a woman stole his limelight.


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annettes

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RE: Why do you think Charles Lindbergh, the most famous flier of the era, wouldn't commit to supporting women pilot?

If you read a biography of Lindbergh and how he treated his wife and the two "other women" he had in his life he was self-centered, only caring about himself.


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dianaps

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RE: Why do you think Charles Lindbergh, the most famous flier of the era, wouldn't commit to supporting women pilot?

That was just Lindbergh! Not the easiest person in the world to get along with.


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kathrynb

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RE: Why do you think Charles Lindbergh, the most famous flier of the era, wouldn't commit to supporting women pilot?

I think Charles Lindbergh was a chauvinist and thought a woman's place was in the home. I also think he might have felt threatened that a woman might match or exceed his accomplishments


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JulieAB

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RE: Why do you think Charles Lindbergh, the most famous flier of the era, wouldn't commit to supporting women pilot?

I think he felt it was a woman's duty to stay home and take care of the family. Which I found interesting because he had multiple children with other women.


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