Past sexual descrimination

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I refer to the recent letter written by Carol Keen regarding equal opportunities, (Letters March 1, What does a feminist look like?).

In 1948, after leaving grammar school, I started working at a well-known Sheffield scrap firm.

Even though I was attending evening classes for commerce, all students had to attend the “school” at the firm.

At the end of the course, I was pleased to come joint top in the examination with a male colleague.

Our prizes were exactly the same, book tokens, but he had his name put in gold letters on the oak panelling in the prestigious main corridor and I did not as I was a girl!

I complained bitterly but to no avail.

Imagine this happening today!

There were no means of taking it further in those days.

Still Disgruntled