Cripes. (Warning – Daily Mail link). Below is just one entrant:
Is that real? (There’s no way I’m clicking through to the Daily Mail to find out!)
Apparently so. Sorry that’s the only link I’ve got. It pulls images from this book: http://www.amazon.com/Woman-Womans-Classic-Advertising-Postcards/dp/1580623778
Mother, for a while this morning, I thought I wasn’t cut out for married life. Hank was late for work and forgot his apricot juice and walked out without kissing me, and when I was all alone I started crying. But then the postman came with the sheets and towels you sent, that look like big bandana handkerchiefs, and you know what I thought? That those big red and blue handkerchiefs are for girls like me to dry their tears on so they can get busy and do what a housewife has to do. Throw open the windows and start getting the house ready, and the dinner, maybe clean the silver and put new geraniums in the box. Everything to be ready for him when he walks through that door. (Fieldcrest, 1966; emphasis added.)
cited in Naomi Weisstein’s 1967 article “Psychology Constructs the Female”; full text at
Anyone read the comments? Oh my…
I think Eric was smart not to click through…
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