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69. American Taliban
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  -An Actual 1955 Good Housekeeping article... (how to be a good wife) Ghost in the Machine  Apr-24-09 06:26 PM   #0 
  - "You have no right to question him"  FiveGoodMen   Apr-24-09 06:28 PM   #1 
  - It wouldn't have gone over with my mom. Or her mom, who divorced in the '20s. n/t  gkhouston   Apr-24-09 06:30 PM   #3 
  - That didn't go over in 55 BC  MrPerson   Apr-24-09 06:33 PM   #10 
  - Shows why women were not allowed to serve on juries in NYS until the 1960s. nt  Captain Hilts   Apr-25-09 08:16 AM   #67 
  - Be a little gay and a little more interesting for him!  peace13   Apr-24-09 06:30 PM   #2 
  - Thank you. I saw this a couple of years ago and regretted not hanging on to it.  lamp_shade   Apr-24-09 06:31 PM   #4 
  - the "actual" part is disputed, but it's not far off from reality  foo_bar   Apr-24-09 06:31 PM   #5 
  - "Surprise him, get naked"  MrPerson   Apr-24-09 06:31 PM   #6 
  - I thought of that too  dipsydoodle   Apr-24-09 06:34 PM   #11 
  - Why would your younger sister laugh her ass off at this?  Rage for Order   Apr-24-09 06:32 PM   #7 
  - "Have a friend ready for a threesome"  MrPerson   Apr-24-09 06:33 PM   #8 
  - hahahah...  carlyhippy   Apr-25-09 07:50 AM   #61 
  - Reminds me of "Women: Know Your Limits"  dipsydoodle   Apr-24-09 06:33 PM   #9 
  - "Wonder what's bothering Bob?"  MrPerson   Apr-24-09 06:34 PM   # 
  - There used to be cigarette ads that recommended pregnant women to smoke  NNN0LHI   Apr-24-09 06:34 PM   #12 
  - "Honey, Let's Eat Out Tonight!!!"  MrPerson   Apr-24-09 06:36 PM   #13 
  - You see- the previous generations DID know how to live!  Prisoner_Number_Six   Apr-24-09 06:39 PM   #14 
  - Now that line is extremely funny... haha... "A good wife always knows her place". n/t  LakeSamish706   Apr-24-09 06:39 PM   #15 
  - I think this has been debunked in the past. nt  sufrommich   Apr-24-09 06:42 PM   #16 
  - Are you saying it's an elaborate parody?  Canuckistanian   Apr-24-09 06:51 PM   #18 
  - Here is the snopes link:  sufrommich   Apr-24-09 06:57 PM   #22 
     - It's certainly been a legend for a long time  Canuckistanian   Apr-24-09 07:12 PM   #25 
     - This is not personal, okay? But FRANKLY, I don't give a flying fuck what Snopes says,  NoSheep   Apr-26-09 10:56 PM   #126 
  - Nope, it's the real deal...  JuniperLea   Apr-24-09 06:56 PM   #21 
     - there is no "original pamphlet", it's purported to be "Housekeeping Monthly" (or Good Housekeeping)  foo_bar   Apr-24-09 10:24 PM   #44 
  - I hope he doesn't have B.O.  Canuckistanian   Apr-24-09 06:48 PM   #17 
  - My Mother-in- Law still lives by this credo.  GentryDixon   Apr-24-09 06:54 PM   #19 
  - Thats the only thing I look for in a woman.  rcrush   Apr-24-09 07:13 PM   #27 
  - A man after my own heart.  GentryDixon   Apr-24-09 07:28 PM   #29 
  - A few weeks ago an ex-quiverful woman joined DU  XemaSab   Apr-25-09 01:50 AM   #49 
  - Very interesting blog, thanks for sharing it. nt  sufrommich   Apr-25-09 06:57 AM   #57 
  - Sounds like she's woken up at least. nt  alphafemale   Apr-25-09 02:22 PM   #85 
  - Cooking the bread type stuff (Biscuits, bread, cake, muffins) from scratch is a lot of work  Liberal_in_LA   Apr-26-09 05:10 PM   #112 
  - As a collector of strange literature...  JuniperLea   Apr-24-09 06:54 PM   #20 
  - Just what are the kids doing in that drawing?  Pool Hall Ace   Apr-24-09 07:06 PM   #23 
  - I'll show you mine if you'll show me yours? nt  alphafemale   Apr-25-09 05:30 AM   #53 
     - That is exactly what I was thinking!  Pool Hall Ace   Apr-25-09 09:54 AM   #73 
  - This, written for mothers of Boomers--the same Rosie Riveters  pink-o   Apr-24-09 07:10 PM   #24 
  - That is exactly what I don't like about urban legends like  sufrommich   Apr-24-09 07:28 PM   #28 
  - Agreed. Further, I have difficulty even imagining one of the males in my family, of that generation,  TahitiNut   Apr-24-09 09:11 PM   #35 
  - Well said,Tahiti Nut, I couldn't imagine my father or  sufrommich   Apr-25-09 05:45 AM   #54 
  - A lot of those Rosies had to go along to get along  pink-o   Apr-26-09 02:48 PM   #98 
     - I'm not disagreeing with you that those were dark days,  sufrommich   Apr-26-09 03:17 PM   #103 
  - My Mom sure didn't stay home while the men went off to war.  csziggy   Apr-24-09 09:41 PM   #40 
  - Yeah that's part of what gets to me about the rigid gender roles of the 50's  alphafemale   Apr-26-09 01:51 PM   #97 
  - Because after the war, if they'd struck out on their own they would have been marginalized.  pink-o   Apr-26-09 02:53 PM   #99 
  - Absolutely. That's when many magazines order to "explain" and  NoSheep   Apr-26-09 11:00 PM   #127 
  - Thats what I'm sayin...  rcrush   Apr-24-09 07:12 PM   #26 
  - sheeeeit, print is too small, cant read. and i really really wanted to be a good wife too  seabeyond   Apr-24-09 07:29 PM   #30 
  - If you are using the Firefox browser, install the "Image Zoom" plug-in  NorthCarolina   Apr-25-09 07:57 AM   #62 
     - thank you. i was teasing. i cant see it, but i wouldnt bother to see it anyway.  seabeyond   Apr-25-09 09:31 AM   #71 
  - I think my mom must have used this as her MO. And my dear father  kestrel91316   Apr-24-09 07:52 PM   #31 
  - I don't know if this is fake or not....  Colonel Bat Guano   Apr-24-09 08:03 PM   #32 
     - I have read other stuff from the 50s (I was born in 1957), and can pretty  kestrel91316   Apr-24-09 08:10 PM   #33 
     - I wouldn't mind "saran wrap and high heels" on occasion.  BreweryYardRat   Apr-26-09 09:01 PM   #121 
  - I remember this issue!  Toucano   Apr-24-09 08:46 PM   #34 
  - All in the past.  woo me with science   Apr-24-09 09:22 PM   #36 
  - Holy **** what is that about?  Quantess   Apr-25-09 04:42 AM   #50 
  - "Don't complain...even if he stays out all night"?  Quantess   Apr-24-09 09:23 PM   #37 
  - Hey, little girl, comb your hair,  frogmarch   Apr-24-09 09:32 PM   #38 
  - I f***ing HATED that song when I was a child!! n/t  pink-o   Apr-26-09 02:54 PM   #100 
  - I grew up in the 50s this isnt too far off, and women did douche with LYSOL  Mari333   Apr-24-09 09:36 PM   #39 
  - Yes, this one was stunning.  woo me with science   Apr-24-09 10:51 PM   #45 
  - Here's a blog with some of the others. nt  woo me with science   Apr-24-09 10:58 PM   #47 
  - That guy's a wuss  Tabasco_Dave   Apr-25-09 01:19 AM   #48 
  - "Gives a fresh, clean, WHOLESOME feeling."  Number23   Apr-25-09 04:42 AM   #51 
  - It wasn't JUST used to solve...well, aroma problems  jmowreader   Apr-25-09 07:44 AM   #59 
  - ok that's just freaking whack.....  8 track mind   Apr-25-09 09:55 AM   #74 
     - The ad does say that just a small quantity in a proper solution is needed.  JVS   Apr-25-09 10:43 AM   #77 
     - even a drop would be like the flaming fires of hell nt  Mari333   Apr-25-09 12:45 PM   #79 
     - I had my 1st child in the 50's. It was common hospital practice  lumpy   Apr-25-09 02:25 PM   #87 
     - I had my 1st child during the 50's. It was hospital practice back  lumpy   Apr-25-09 02:41 PM   #88 
        - until the monstrous yeast infection begins  Mari333   Apr-25-09 03:00 PM   #92 
  - Ah, memories...  madamesilverspurs   Apr-24-09 09:59 PM   #41 
  - Be a little gay and a little more interesting for him. His boring day may need...  bridgit   Apr-24-09 10:08 PM   #42 
  - Thank you!  woo me with science   Apr-25-09 05:48 AM   #55 
  - As opposed to being a whole lot gay and leaving him for another woman  Stevenmarc   Apr-25-09 07:59 AM   #63 
  - Big deal.  cloudbase   Apr-24-09 10:14 PM   #43 
  - makes me very glad I was not alive then  tabbycat31   Apr-24-09 10:52 PM   #46 
  - That article is crap  Taitertots   Apr-25-09 05:24 AM   #52 
  - "...remember, his topics of conversation are more important thatn yours."  alphafemale   Apr-25-09 05:52 AM   #56 
  - Ah the good ol days.  Political Heretic   Apr-25-09 07:03 AM   #58 
  - How June Cleaver-ish...Ward, you mustn't be so hard on the Beaver  carlyhippy   Apr-25-09 07:50 AM   #60 
  - I'll tell you what, though. A woman who treats her man like a king  empyreanisles   Apr-25-09 08:09 AM   #64 
  - I see. But why be a Cheap Hooker/ Prostitute for your husband when  Mari333   Apr-25-09 12:49 PM   #80 
  - LOL  Skittles   Apr-26-09 09:04 PM   #122 
  -'s a 50's movie about why women should take home ec  carlyhippy   Apr-25-09 08:11 AM   #65 
  - And people thought that there was something 'wrong' with single women. nt  Captain Hilts   Apr-25-09 08:13 AM   #66 
  - I'm surprised that ANY woman would want to marry in that social climate  Lorien   Apr-26-09 04:36 PM   #110 
  - American Taliban....  Pachamama   Apr-25-09 08:27 AM   #68 
  - American Taliban  formercia   Apr-25-09 08:35 AM   #69 
  - remember, he is the master  Bandit   Apr-25-09 09:17 AM   #70 
  - if i even remotely thought about  8 track mind   Apr-25-09 09:51 AM   #72 
  - ouch n/t  MrsBrady   Apr-25-09 12:43 PM   #78 
  - actual Betty Crocker page from my old cookbook  MrsBrady   Apr-25-09 10:38 AM   #75 
  - Great advice. Fuel his weariness with some alcohol & see what kind of drunk he is.  Bluebear   Apr-25-09 02:24 PM   #86 
     - hell  MrsBrady   Apr-25-09 05:53 PM   #95 
  - Let him find a mistress...  Hepburn   Apr-25-09 10:41 AM   #76 
  - Hell, the whole point of being a mistress was you didn't have to put up with the wifey shit.  Hello_Kitty   Apr-26-09 06:26 PM   #120 
  - Reminds me of Mad Men  Hello_Kitty   Apr-25-09 12:54 PM   #81 
  - I have male friends who LOVE that show  Lorien   Apr-26-09 04:33 PM   #109 
  - I love the show for exactly the opposite reason.  Hello_Kitty   Apr-26-09 05:07 PM   #111 
  - I love Mad Men. It really doesn't paint a pretty picture of  sufrommich   Apr-26-09 05:53 PM   #115 
  - At the end of season 2 the relationship between Betty and  sufrommich   Apr-26-09 05:56 PM   #116 
     - Oh yeah, it's the perfect time for it. Especially if they flash forward to the mid 60s. eom  Hello_Kitty   Apr-26-09 06:20 PM   #119 
  - This is why The Feminine Mystic was written by Betty Friedan  lunatica   Apr-25-09 12:57 PM   #82 
  - valium addiction was an epidemic back then  Mari333   Apr-25-09 01:05 PM   #83 
  - Not just valium; lots of other pills.  Manifestor_of_Light   Apr-26-09 03:59 PM   #105 
  - yeah  absyntheminded   Apr-25-09 01:12 PM   #84 
  - Here's what I think of this  cherish44   Apr-25-09 02:43 PM   #89 
  - I don't believe some of the lines...I think this is doctored.  21st century fox   Apr-25-09 02:44 PM   #90 
  - yeah. no fifties article would say "don't complain if he stays out all night"  Orangepeel   Apr-25-09 02:55 PM   #91 
  - I live by those rules...  azmouse   Apr-25-09 03:03 PM   #93 
  - I am not sure I believe this is for real.  LisaL   Apr-25-09 03:07 PM   #94 
  - Too funny. I can't remotely imagine a girl like this.  BlooInBloo   Apr-25-09 05:58 PM   #96 
  - Nor a woman either...nt  maryf   Apr-26-09 02:56 PM   #101 
  - My mother nor either of my grandmother's  CrispyQ   Apr-26-09 03:12 PM   #102 
  - lol! nt  sufrommich   Apr-26-09 03:18 PM   #104 
  - That was the rule in our home  Raine   Apr-26-09 05:44 PM   #114 
  - good lord I would like a "wife". eom  uppityperson   Apr-26-09 04:01 PM   #106 
  - This should be taught in elementary schools  Renew Deal   Apr-26-09 04:01 PM   #107 
  - My favorite is  Dorian Gray   Apr-26-09 04:21 PM   #108 
  - My mother was a young wife at that time  Raine   Apr-26-09 05:41 PM   #113 
  - if they did a lot of them drank heavily nt  Mari333   Apr-26-09 05:59 PM   #117 
  - "Be a little gay and a little more interesting for him." Really?  DFW   Apr-26-09 06:01 PM   #118 
  - bwhahahahaha is this for real?  greenbriar   Apr-26-09 09:42 PM   #123 
  - This is exactly the kind of wife STBX wanted me to be.  knitter4democracy   Apr-26-09 10:49 PM   #124 
  - "Proscriptive literature" = propaganda.  NoSheep   Apr-26-09 10:53 PM   #125 
  - Wonderful find . . . hard to believe now . . . this is the stuff Betty Friendan  defendandprotect   Apr-26-09 11:15 PM   #128 

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