The Conflicts of the Women





Sarah Byrn Rickman, author of many WASP books, states a true conflict when she says:

"Conflict: Public Perception"

"The people, the press, the government - few were willing to truly accept women in such a role as a fighter or bomber pilot. This is actually another way of looking at gender bias, but consider that it was 'acceptable' for women to replace men in mundane jobs under extreme need – Rosie the Riveter, munitions workers, etc -- but aviators – flyboys – were the elite and what they did was the stuff of heroes and hero-worship. Women were treading on forbidden ground."

~Sarah Byrn Rickman, 3/19/08