Monday, February 25, 2008

Oh How Far We've Come

Some days I feel like we're back in 1950 because patriarchy and sexism are still so present in our lives. Then I see things like this and realize how far we've come.

Click on the picture for a full size image so you can read the lovely "tips" to being a good wife. This was published in Housekeeping Monthly on May 13, 1955.

My favorite?

"A good wife always knows her place"

What's your favorite?


Rebecca said...

Uh... "his topics of conversation are more important than yours."

What the ?@!*&!

This makes me appreciate my grandmoms and mom for living through this when this was the norm in our culture. I also want to shout out an appreication for the women (Betty Friedan, Charolette Gilman) who put a name to this creepy phenomenon.

Katie C. said...

I have a paper copy of this hanging on a board at my house and it never fails to elicit gasps of outrage and laughter from everyone who reads it.

I think it's so important to keep stuff like this around to remind us of how far we've come and of how much work still has to be done, as some people still believe this crap!

nicholas said...

gotta say it..."be a little gay"