Why can’t we just celebrate the first British man in space – instead of airbrushing history?

My take on the weird (and sexist) media rhetoric around Major Tim Peake’s momentous journey into space, in which I wonder why we have such a problem celebrating the first man to do something amazing, when the first person was a woman. There’s no shame in coming second chaps, or in being the first man in space under the Union colours rather than the first person.

Spoiler alert: does not denigrate his (awesome) achievements.

We’re all proud of Tim Peake – but we shouldn’t have to denigrate a woman’s achievements at the same time – The Independent


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