Frye’s discussion of oppression in the work place if highly relevant to my topic. While women once were prevalent in the film editing field, it is now dominated by men. Why is this? Frye states, “whether in lower, middle or upper-class home or work situations, women’s service work always includes personal service (the work of maids, butlers, cooks, personal secretaries.)” In the earlier days of film editing, before sound, the field was dominated by women. Editing was seen as a job similar to sewing or being a librarian. When sound was introduced in 1927, more men flocked to the field because sounds was considered as being similar to engineering, and therefore a manly profession. Frye also discusses perceptions of women’s attitudes in the workplace. She says, “anything but the sunniest countenance exposes us to being perceived as mean, bitter, angry or dangerous. This means, at the least, that we may be found “difficult” or unpleasant to work with, which is enough to cost one one’s livelihood.” This is an interesting observation that is highly relevant to the film editing field. Film editors work closely with the director and producers and while men’s attitudes tend to be perceived as conveying power or leadership, women’s attitudes may be interpreted as bitter. There is a stigma in the entire working world that women are “hard to work with” but if a man was acting the same way he would not receive the same label.