Amelia Earhart – Flying Outside of the Boundaries
What fascinates you about Amelia Earhart?
I love that if I see a picture of her, I can’t help but see strength, independence and intelligence. Her image, without any accompanying words or music, inspires the question:
What is it you don’t think a woman can do?
Earhart referred to her marriage as a “partnership” with “dual control.” In a letter written to her husband and hand delivered to him on the day of the wedding, she wrote, “I want you to understand I shall not hold you to any midaevil code of faithfulness to me nor shall I consider myself bound to you similarly.” Amelia’s ideas on marriage were liberal for the time as she believed in equal responsibilities for both “breadwinners” and pointedly kept her own name rather than being referred to as Mrs. Putnam.
If you don’t think what she did mattered, then name any of the three men pictured beside her below.
Photo by Edward Steichen.
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If you search on Wikipedia using only her last name “Earhart,” she is the only entry that comes up.
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