At least in my history and maybe it's just luck, I have been very lucky. I think we had the best of both possible worlds. If we wanted to get involved in a field as a volunteer, we didn't have the obligation in those early years of supporting a family, and we were able therefore to do these things that accorded to our ideals or principles, or where we wanted to work rather than wondering where the next penny would come from. But as I say that's also because I was very fortunate in those years.
Since then with the changes in my life, I would not have been in a position to do it as a volunteer and therefore am doing it professionally, but I think women had the best of several worlds then, of being able to get into the fields that really grabbed them and made them excited and want to do it, and yet the possibility of working as a professional. As my life as gone on, more and more has opened up to women. So I would have to say, I've never felt limited because of my gender, I've only felt supported because of it. But, as I say, that's the luck of the draw.
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