Friday, February 20, 2009

Women Need Not Apply

Interesting article from the Seattle Eastside Parenting Examiner:

"Right now, one of the most popular images on flickr is a Disney rejection letter from 1938. The letter is to Miss Mary T. Ford (her grandson Kevin Burg posted the letter), an applicant for a job in the animation department at Disney.

The letter is fascinating because of the reason Miss Ford was rejected for the position in animation: "Women do not do any of the creative work... For this reason girls are not considered for the training school." Considering the characters that made Disney most successful were all women, it is a bit ironic that only men were allowed to give them life."

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