Happy Birthday Amelia!
Any discussion of women in airspace tends easily to lead to questions of emancipation as transcendence of gender incarnated as earthy. In her study of Amelia Earhart, for example, Susan Ware presents the US woman pilot as an exemplar of postsuffrage liberal feminism, a paragon of liberated individualism. Women pilots transcended the domesticity of their gendered roles through the freedom of flight.
Excerpted from Women in British Imperial Airspace: 1922-1937 by Liz Millward