I met Willi when I was a graduate student at Ohio State University in 1972. At the time, he was a young fellow who taught undergraduates Typography. He had studied at Basel with several of my classmates; Dan Friedman, Bill Shoerner, Arthur Celladonia, Ruth Geshecter, Frank Vigliotti. I never got to take any of his classes but we talked type and other things like Russian Constructivist art. He was a terrific guy.
I understand and agree with most of what you say. I must interject one clarification. All men have NOT been privileged. I have received none of the "goodies" that the privileged men [and there sure are some, think Trump Roman] have received. The only thing I have ever received in my life that was due to my gender was an offer that I could not refuse from our country--an all expenses paid trip to Vietnam in 1967-1968. The "privileged" few white males who sent us there got to stay safe at home while the rest of us were getting shot at or having our minds destroyed by the true horror of man at his worst. Go look at how many homeless and mentally ill men got that way courtesy of one war or another. The privileged of Our country have thrown them all in the trash and ignored them throughout time. Other than having an occasional parade on Memorial day, nothing is done to help them by those who sent them. The only ones that help them are the poor bastards [men and women] with compassion for what was done to them. The most help have come from the poorest and least privileged of our society. Widows and children of dead veterans do more than there fare share. What has Dick Cheney done? I do promise to keep doing what I have always done, support everyone equally and stand up for the underprivileged. I would be more than happy to do what I can for women in the type industry who have experienced poor treatment. Hopefully, we can get some actual examples to act on if the women come forward and tell their story.