Wednesday, August 23, 2006

my how the times have changed

(click on the image for a larger size you can actually read)

(10/5/06 EDIT: acclaimed blog reader 'person' tells me that this article may be one of those newfangled internets pranks and not a genuine artifact of 1950s U.S.A. misogyny)

Housekeeping Monthly article from the 1950s on how to be a 'good wife'. funny how concepts so absurd today were probably dead-serious sensible back then.

some of the gems:

"catering for his comfort will provide you with immense personal satisfaction"

"remember, his topics of conversation are more important than yours"

"never complain if he comes home late or goes out to dinner, or other places of entertainment without you"

"don't complain if he's late home for dinner or even if he stays out all night"

"don't ask him questions about his actions or question his have no right to question him"

and of course, the coup de grace:

"a good wife always knows her place"


person said...

My informants tell me this is not the proverbial genuine article but a deliberate fire-starter.

The Social Bobcat said...

man i don't believe in nothing no more.