Thanks for publishing my photo @JacobinMag in Class Struggle Still Gets the Goods (& story of femininity in flight)

American Airlines DC7 3
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How do wealth and income inequality develop? And how can they be reversed?

Source: Class Struggle Still Gets the Goods (@JacobinMag)

I always learn something new when my photos are published, this time about theories of wealth accumulation and consolidation.

In the case of this photo, by the way, it’s of a real American Airlines on display at the National Air and Space Museum. The exhibit that accompanies it is called “You could be a stewardess if…” and all of the requirements put on women who worked as flight attendants. In our lifetimes, a woman could be fired simply for getting pregnant or married. In many ways, that was a concentration of wealth, away from women.

I read a great book about the history of flight attendants, where they came from, and how they were treated the way they were.

To know where you want to go, it helps to know where you came from. The corollary to that is the 20th Century was a long time ago and it’s not coming back. This century is just great in my opinion 🙂 .

Now Reading: Femininity in Flight: A History of Flight Attendants, by Kathleen Barry

Here are the rest of the photos from the series.

Ted Eytan, MD