Do you remember all those stores of brave heroines disguising themselves as men and generally saving the day.
You can see it - long hair hacked off, breasts bound flat with bandages and in brother's too big clothes.
Hurrah - these ladies generally gave the chaps what for, got taken seriously and were all-round good, role-modely type eggs.
Can't happen these days though. We've had suffrage, the vote, legislation and, besides, we all know there's nothing a woman can't do as well as a man - bar a few anatomical exceptions.
So I was deeply depressed when I read this tale of how a struggling female copywriter became a cyberman and, hey presto, everyone listened and her career took off.
I'm all for derring do and heroism - even in the ether - but surely we've moved on from women hiding out in suits of armour or pretending to be cabin boys.