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JimmyJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 03:37 PM
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FOUND IN ACTUAL 1960'S HOME ECONOMICS TEXTBOOK

TO BE A PROPER WIFE----

Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a
delicious meal ready on time for his return from work. This is a way of letting him know that you have been thinking about him and are concerned about his needs. Most men are hungry when they come home and the prospect of a good meal (especially his favorite dish) is part of the warm welcome needed.

Prepare yourself. Take 15 minutes to rest so you will be refreshed
when he arrives. Touch up your make-up, put a ribbon in your hair and be fresh looking. He has just been with a lot of work weary people. Be a little gay and a little more interesting for him. His boring day may need a lift and one of your duties is to provide it.

Clear away the clutter. Make one last trip through the main part of
the house just before your husband arrives. Gather up school books, toys, papers etc. and then run a dustcloth over the tables. During the colder months of the year you should prepare and light a fire for him to unwind by. Your husband will feel he has reached a haven of rest and order and it will give you a lift too. After all, catering for his comfort will provide you with immense personal satisfaction.

Minimize all noise. At the time of his arrival eliminate all noise of the washer, dryer or vacuum. Try to encourage the children to be quiet.

Be happy to see him. Greet him with a warm smile and show sincerity in your desire to please him. Listen to him. You may have a dozen
important things to tell him, but the moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk first, remember his topics of conversation are more important than yours.

Make the evening his. Never complain if he comes home late or goes out to dinner or other places of entertainment without you. Instead, try to understand his world of strain and pressure and his very real need to be at home and relax. Try to make sure your home is a place of peace, order and tranquility where your husband can renew himself in body and spirit.

Don't greet him with complaints and problems. Don't complain if he's
late home for dinner, or even stays out all night. Count this as minor compared to what he might have gone through that day.

Make him comfortable. Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or
have him lie down in the bedroom. Have a cool or warm drink ready for him.

Arrange the pillow and offer to take off his shoes.

Speak in a low, soothing and pleasant voice. Don't ask him questions about his actions or question his judgment or integrity. Remember, he is the master of the house and as such will always exercise his will with fairness and truthfulness.

Once he has had a chance to have his evening meal clear the dishes and wash up promptly. If your husband should offer to help decline his offer as he may feel obliged to repeat this offer and after a long working day he does not need the extra work.

Encourage your husband to pursue his hobbies and interests and be
supportive without seeming to encroach. If you have any little hobbies yourself try not to bore him speaking of these, as women's interests are often rather trivial compared to men's.

At the end of the evening tidy the home ready for the morning and again think ahead to his breakfast needs. Your husband's breakfast is vital if he is to face the outside world in a positive fashion.

Once you have both retired to the bedroom prepare yourself for bed as
promptly as possible. Whilst feminine hygiene is of the utmost
importance your tired husband does not want to queue for the bathroom as he would have to do for his train. But remember to look your best when going to bed.

Try to achieve a look that is welcoming without being obvious.

If you need to apply face-cream or hair-rollers wait until he is asleep as this can be shocking to a man last thing at night.

When it comes to the possibility of intimate relations with your
husband it is important to remember your marriage vows and in particular your commitment to obey him. If he feels that he needs to sleep immediately then so be it. In all things be lead by your husband's wishes, do not pressure him in any way to stimulate intimacy. Should your husband suggest congress then accede humbly all the while being mindful that a man's satisfaction is more important than a woman's. When he reaches his moment of fulfillment a small moan from yourself is encouraging to him and quite
sufficient to indicate any enjoyment that you may have had. Should
your husband suggest any of the more unusual practices, be obedient and uncomplaining but register any reluctance by remaining silent.

It is likely that your husband will then fall promptly asleep so adjust your clothing, freshen up and apply your night time face and hair care products. You may then set the alarm so that you can arise shortly before him in the morning. This will enable you to have his morning cup of tea >ready when he awakes.


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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 03:38 PM
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1. Oh yeah
women are born to serve... it's in the bible!
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skypilot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 03:38 PM
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2. Yeah, sounds about right.
:evilgrin:
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2Design Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 03:38 PM
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3. this is what GOP is fighting to regain
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daddybear Donating Member (538 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 03:39 PM
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4. Well....
that's the Bible way!
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Elidor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 03:39 PM
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5. Sounds like a Taliban marriage manual
It's amazing women didn't declare open war on us. Why do they keep us around again?
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 04:27 PM
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35. Something to do with your nick
I think
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Elidor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 04:58 PM
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47. Ooops! Is my nickname suggestive?
It's meant to convey that I am hardheaded and stubborn as a mule, not that I am a priapic wonder. My sexual urges are well under control. At least until Scorpio's next Semi-Lesbo thread.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 06:22 PM
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50. Well, kinda
I know it's unintentional... but with the question you posed, and the subject matter being discussed, how could I possibly resist making the association?
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 03:40 PM
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6. Snopes says this is undetermined, but also includes this hilarious graphic
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Phillycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 03:43 PM
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12. Whoops, you're quicker than I am.
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 03:51 PM
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22. That's an obvious forgery, it uses bullets and proportional fonts :) :) :)
n/t
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mrbassman03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 04:24 PM
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33. Oh, and the woman's heels in the photo were not around...
...until a few months after the photo was taken. She is also wearing a hairstyle that had gone out of fashion... obviously a forgery!
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mrbassman03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 04:22 PM
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32. I believe it...
I don't see any reason not to...
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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 03:40 PM
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7. Isn't this a bit contradictory...
"Be a little gay and a little more interesting for him." On second thought...if a WIFE is a little gay then it may be more interesting for her husband!
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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 03:40 PM
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8. I like making dinner,
and having the house ready for when my wife comes home. Her place is nowhere near my kitchen. :hi:
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 03:41 PM
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9. This is the kind of BS we grew up with.
It was the norm. Any alteration of this script was suspect and, well, not "ladylike". Any gals here who are too young to remember this, pay attention. THIS is the good old days that Laura Bush is the avatar of. (pardon the dangling participle).

They want us back in the kitchen, stepford-like.
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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 03:49 PM
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21. I meant to ask-
If anyone here from that era thought, even then, that that was complete bullshit.
On a similar topic, I remember my family had a health book from the same time (1960), that basically said masturbation was evil, homosexuals were mentally ill, and men who were raised largely by female influence could not function in society (I kid you not).
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Maple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 03:59 PM
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25. Heh, yes
Although I figured I was the only one who thought that way, until The Feminine Mystique came out, and women everywhere came out of the woodwork to agree.

Sisterhood was a revelation! ;)

Btw, masturbation made you blind, and a man raised with too much female influence...well, that's where homosexuals came from.

The idea was so prevalent some men seemed to believe that helping with the dishes would ...ZOT...turn them into 'homosexuals'
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Phillycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 03:42 PM
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10. This is actually probably not real
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JimmyJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 03:46 PM
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15. Look closely at some of the language used again -
Edited on Mon Sep-27-04 03:47 PM by 101er
it may have come from a British Home Ec book (note how she is to make his "tea" and how he's queues up for the train). Even if it's not real, it still does reflect the mentality of that era - no need for women to go to college, put the man first, etc.

I didn't mean to start a heavy discussion. I posted it for it's absurdity!
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tekriter Donating Member (734 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 03:48 PM
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18. While it may not be literally true,...
in that it may not have actually appeared in a textbook, don't for ONE MINUTE doubt that the attitude was and is very real.

Sounds like my house in the early 60's.

And when my dad died my mother didn't know how much money they had in the bank, or what bank it was in. She assumed they had maybe 20 to 30 thousand in the bank.

$239,000 and she didn't have a clue.
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Frances Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 03:48 PM
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19. Well, in 1957, I really did hear a young man
tell me that a man should keep a woman barefoot, preganant, and in the kitchen.

That was the one and only time that I ever went anywhere with that person.
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Maple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 03:48 PM
Original message
I don't know
if this precise article is real or not, as there would have been no discussion of bedroom activities, and certainly no idea the wife would 'initiate' anything...but the rest of it accurately reflects what girls were taught.
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Nay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 04:51 PM
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44. Yep, it sure does. I remember similar crap from then.
It sucked then, and it sucks now. A formula for slavery.
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tekriter Donating Member (734 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 03:43 PM
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11. The concise 21st century version:
Shut the f**k up and get your ass back in the kitchen, bitch!

And shut those damn kids up, too!

What's for supper? How come it ain't ready yet?
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classof56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 03:44 PM
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13. Gosh...and we mere females traded all this in for stupid things like
Equal pay, equal access, freedom of expression, blah, blah, blah. WHAT WERE WE THINKING???

:crazy:
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LuminousX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 04:11 PM
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29. You mean you have equal pay already?
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bobbobbins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 03:44 PM
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14. truer words were never spoken
or typed...
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Butterflies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 03:46 PM
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16. Do you mean: "To Be a Proper Slave"?
I'd lose my mind if I had to live like that. Only his interests matter? He can stay out all night if he feels like it? Accede humbly to sex when you don't want it? Bullsh*t.
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strategery blunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 05:31 PM
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49. "Accede humbly to sex when you don't want it"
Umm...yeah right. That constitutes rape as far as I'm concerned, and I'm a Christian male saying this.

I'm not married yet, but if my wife was like that, I'd ask her what tranquilizers she was on.
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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 03:46 PM
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17. Welcome to Planet Stepford, here's your extra batteries.
What a load!!!

Try to achieve a look that is welcoming without being obvious.
Look like a slut, but don't act like one.

If you need to apply face-cream or hair-rollers wait until he is asleep as this can be shocking to a man last thing at night.
And remember honey, it's hell to be pretty.

When it comes to the possibility of intimate relations with your
husband it is important to remember your marriage vows and in particular your commitment to obey him. If he feels that he needs to sleep immediately then so be it. In all things be lead by your husband's wishes, do not pressure him in any way to stimulate intimacy. Should your husband suggest congress then accede humbly all the while being mindful that a man's satisfaction is more important than a woman's. When he reaches his moment of fulfillment a small moan from yourself is encouraging to him and quite
sufficient to indicate any enjoyment that you may have had. Should
your husband suggest any of the more unusual practices, be obedient and uncomplaining but register any reluctance by remaining silent.
And even though he has a penis the size of Vienna Sausage, little to no technique and cums faster than Speedy Gonzales, act like you enjoy it! After all, it's your job. You're the woman.
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TheDebbieDee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 04:26 PM
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34. You've got it - It's "The Stepford Wives' Guide"
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politicat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 03:48 PM
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20. Must send to my friends who are submissives.
(Okay, I know some really weird people.)

Sounds like a page out of a Dominance and submission manual.

Pcat
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quisp Donating Member (926 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 03:53 PM
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23. I'll have to show this to my wife...
she's just resign her job and I've been teasing her about the Martha Stewart Christmas we'll have this year (HA!)

she's a good sport and will get a kick out of it.
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JimmyJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 03:56 PM
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24. my husband sent it to me - I thought it was hilarious n/t
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Wickerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 04:02 PM
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26. I forwarded that to my wife
I predict BIG things for this evening! :evilgrin:
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DenverDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 04:03 PM
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27. Since my wife makes the big bux and I'm starting up a biz in the basement
I do a lot of this shit, myself, on her behalf.

She's kicking ass, and there's no shame in trying to make it a little easier on her here at home. I like cooking, so that's no problem for me. Cleaning is a pain, but I look at it as karma yoga.

The "intimate relations" bit is pretty hilarious, however.
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JimmyJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 04:14 PM
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31. The difference is that you do that for her because you want
to, not because she expects it. Also, it's not so much the housework part, it's the subservient role the woman was expected to take: don't bother him with little problems, don't complain, don't blather about your little hobbies and whatever you do, don't enjoy sex, too much.

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medeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 04:03 PM
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28. anyone old enough to remember Marybelle Morgan?
My Mom was home ec teacher...she gave me Marybelle's book instead of telling me the facts of life.

Had some gems in it... like "wrap yourself in saran wrap and meet husband at the door"
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Maple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 04:55 PM
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45. I remember the
saran wrap thing.

I always wondered about goofing, and opening the door to the meter reader or postman or something 'dressed' like that!
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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 04:11 PM
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30. Here's another good one:
This is from the book Pink Think. It's a book all about the hideous advertisements, advice columns, and women's magazine articles from the 1940's to the 1970's.

How Not To Catch a Man

Here's a verbatim list of what Alma Archer calls "male grievances" to avoid.

1. Don't wear styles that men consider queer.

2. Very few of them like all red hats.

3. Men are disillusioned by such things as hair curlers, awkward positions and postures, unattractive sounds in the throat, making up in public. They've noticed the way we yank down our girdles.

4. wearing a ring on your long center finger.

5. Men instinctively writhe at the sight of ugly, chipped fingernails.

6. Don't fail to answer a man, and promptly, when he addresses you; he may feel slighted by the inattention. Inattention hurts a man's ego.

7. Don't show too much independence; it can be irritating but dependence can be used to cater to a man's ego.

8. Unless you are the pixy type-but definitely-or under sixteen, call a Manhattan a Manhattan, and leave a Pink Lady alone. :shrug:

9. Never forget that men do not like women to know more than themselves and always remember the quotation: "Brains do not handicap a girl if she keeps them well hidden." :grr:

10. Men have an aversion for girls who play with shredded lettuce. :wtf:

_____________________________________

okay guys. set the record straight on the shredded lettuce aversion. lol
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Maple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 04:30 PM
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36. LOLOL
Well I can't explain the shredded lettuce one, but the rest are all accurate.

Women weren't supposed to wear red at all. At least not 'decent' women.

My favorite here is 'Men instinctively writhe'...yes, that would be a basic instinct from the cave days, I'm sure. :D
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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 04:34 PM
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38. I asked my husband about the "instinctively writhe" thing....
he thought it was funny, but the shredded lettuce thing really made him laugh.
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Placebo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 04:32 PM
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37. Man, I Wish Women Were Still Like This.
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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 04:35 PM
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39. There are numerous places on Earth where women are still treated like
servants. Feel free to go there.
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Nikia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 04:38 PM
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42. Really?
You would want a woman who would not share anything about her life with you because she didn't want to trouble you with much things, was usually hiding her feelings, and never initiated sex. I am glad that my husband is different.
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Placebo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 05:12 PM
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48. I was joking of course, and BESIDES...
I'm gay. :P
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Nikia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 04:36 PM
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40. These boring women were shocked when their husbands cheated
I am not saying that it is ever right for a man to cheat on their wives, but many men then and now find a completely submissive woman boring and not enough for him. I know that my husband is glad that I am not "a proper wife". Men want partners to share their lives with them as well, not just cater to their lives.
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grace0418 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 04:38 PM
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41. Sounds like something
from a Promise Keepers pamphlet. Seriously, I bet most GOP assholes would love it if things were like this. GACK!!

It's hysterical but also extremely repulsive. I cannot believe this was from the 60s, it wasn't THAT long ago.
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Lefty48197 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 04:45 PM
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43. Remember: His topics of conversation are more important than yours
where have all these women gone?
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Maple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 04:58 PM
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46. Probably, cough cough
died of boredom. ;)
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