The resurgence of feminism in the 1970s led to the breakdown of many occupational barriers. This cartoon was prompted by a change in racing rules to allow women jockeys to ride in events. The first woman to do so was Canadian jockey Joan Phipps, who won on her horse Daphalee at Te Awamutu in November 1977. It also comments on one of the old rules of chivalry – that women should be allowed to 'go first' – and hints that this might no longer universally apply.
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