If It Wasn't Fair - Margaret Hamilton MAKERS Moment
When she discovered that women needed their husband's permission to take out a loan, Margaret Hamilton knew that she had to act.
- They would make women ask their husband for permission to take out a loan which they did with me. Then, I wrote a letter to the president of Harvard Trust. I was upset. He called me and it changed, they no longer had that happen at the bank. So, if it wasn't fair, that's what mattered to me. If it had been unfair to men, I would've done the same thing. Whoever it's unfair to, it's gotta be fair from a human point of view. And women did get, I found out they were getting paid less and they weren't being promoted as much. And just because I might have been an exception didn't make it be right.