And They Say We Are Not Changing the World

 

Saba The United States influence is being felt on so many levels. We are the leaders in the realm of freedom. By providing this freedom, it also allows women to do things they never would have dreamed of in countries that women generally lack opportunity.

Pakistan’s First Women Fighter Pilots

The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) academy has been all-male for more than 55 years – but now it is going through major change.

Women are now allowed to enrol on its aerospace engineering and fighter pilot programmes and are doing rather well.

To the great surprise of many men, some of the female recruits will soon start flying jet-engine planes.

Male cadets are having to come to terms with the fact that masculinity itself is no longer a condition for reaching this prestigious institute.

There are 10 women in two batches in the flying wing of the academy. Many more are competing with men in the engineering and aerospace wing.

These trailblazers may still be few in number, but many instructors and even some male cadets admit their presence is already being felt.

This is just wonderful, women being judged on their individual skills and not on their gender or group.

Hat Tip Boing Boing



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    One Response to “And They Say We Are Not Changing the World”

    1. McGehee on May 19th, 2005 11:35 am

      This is just wonderful, women being judged on their individual skills and not on their gender or group.

      Dang it, I had a nice, funny little “joystick” joke all ready for this thread!

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