An actual 1955 Good Housekeeping article - page 10

ick. i will never buy this magazine again an actual 1955 good housekeeping article. aoladp://ma15939680-0002/image0011.jpg -... Read More

  1. by   adrienurse
    Must have been pretty darn good to be a man back then.
  2. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from DBlack1
    I'm not going to argue my ideas on the liberation of females.

    The divorce rate will be in the 80% range before I die and the # of marriages will be greatly reduced. American's have developed a attitude that will not work with marriage. I know 30 year olds that are on their third marriage, you think they would have figured it out by now.

    Blame what you want, and say that women back then weren't happy "back then". Ask the next generation of kids what its like to have 3 step dads before high school graduation.

    I don't want a slave for a wife, but a woman who could be a real woman/mother would be nice. I see too many kids getting shuffled around these days. Women might lose the ability to be motherly one day.
    This is what I'm sayin'

    It sure wasn't perfect back then, especially when men DID see their wife as a possession - but we (wives, husbands, exes, kids, stepkids, girlfriends, boyfriends, whatever...) sure aren't happy NOW!
  3. by   nurseguy55
    Ireally do agree about the tragedy of losing the cohesiveness of that era. But one thing also lost was the personal responsibility of that time. When I hear myself and others blaming societal factors for personal choices I wonder why we aren't focusing on the problem at it's most basic level: Who I choose to share my life with and what kind of relationship are we willing to create. It's so much less academic. For the purpose of lively discussion we can talk about the big picture. But I believe it is an illusion. It is in fact billions of tiny pictures. I may be influenced by the tides of change. But when my eulogy is read, the only person responsible for it's content is me.
  4. by   NurseCard
    oh my goodness, i've seen that article more times than i can count. it has made the rounds in cyberspace. actually, i thought that that was from a home economics textbook from the 50's or something.

    anyway, totally as a joke, my husband taped that article to the front of our refrigerator one day. i wanted to kill him.

    anyway, isn't that kinda how things really were back then? before women's lib, and all that?


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    ick. i will never buy this magazine again

    [color=#010101][color=#010101]an actual 1955 good housekeeping article.[color=#010101][color=#010101]
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  5. by   nurseguy55
    Thaks for posting this article again. I've been commenting, but I hadn't read the story that kicked off the discussion. I was born that year. I wonder how many women spit on the page even back then?
  6. by   DBlack1
    Quote from nurseguy55
    Ireally do agree about the tragedy of losing the cohesiveness of that era. But one thing also lost was the personal responsibility of that time. When I hear myself and others blaming societal factors for personal choices I wonder why we aren't focusing on the problem at it's most basic level: Who I choose to share my life with and what kind of relationship are we willing to create. It's so much less academic. For the purpose of lively discussion we can talk about the big picture. But I believe it is an illusion. It is in fact billions of tiny pictures. I may be influenced by the tides of change. But when my eulogy is read, the only person responsible for it's content is me.


    Well, I'm glad that you aren't a lemming like many out there today. You also have quite a age gap on my generation, and I'm afraid your logical approach isn't shared by a large group of people my age . I hate making broad generalizations, but your points are correct. People do need to work together in a relationship. Divorce wasn't always considered "hip" or okay. The times have changed, society changes, but not always for the good. There are negatives in the article posted, but damn there were a lot of positives "back then".

    I think even setting the article aside, I still would rather have been a husband in that era than present. The same can be said for raising a family.
    Last edit by DBlack1 on Dec 8, '06
  7. by   KRVRN
    I like the line about a good wife always knows her place...

    I know my place, it's on the couch while he fixes dinner.
  8. by   adrienurse
    I'm sorry what?

    Are people actually defending the way women were treated at that time? That Care and respect only should go in one direction? Okay people I know that people like to get nostalgic and idealize how life in the 50s was perfect because that's the way things were portrayed, but there was no perfect era. There never has been. Nobody talks about the amount of vanilla alcoholics there were back then and the amount of women hooked on valium.
  9. by   rntammyp
    I'd have to agree with Marla!!

    Tammy
  10. by   Spritenurse1210
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAAH I actually choked on my coke there for a sec.
  11. by   adrienurse
    Still on my soapbox

    You can choose to believe the "family values" myth that there was less divorce 50 years ago because people were happier and knew their roles.......

    Or you can look at the fact that at that time divorce was not socially acceptible, gave the wife no rights and caused people to become excommunicated or shunned by their church groups. That would explain the low numbers of divorce :deadhorse :deadhorse :deadhorse
  12. by   Alpha_RN
    Sounds like great advice for new wives.
  13. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from nurseguy55
    .. I wonder why we aren't focusing on the problem at it's most basic level: Who I choose to share my life with and what kind of relationship are we willing to create.
    Very well said. I have often blamed others for how my life turned out, for the choices I made, and for holding me back from becoming the "authentic me".

    It is essential for me to know that I am responsible for much of what happened. And that I'm responsible for what happens next.

    BTW I am 47 for someone who mentioned age gaps. Being liberated is great, if you know what you are liberating yourself FROM. Don't just copy what someone says you "should" be, or should be doing. If you want to be barefoot and pregnant, it's ok (well, not YOU, nurseguy55. Unless you know something I don't know!)
    Last edit by Liddle Noodnik on Dec 8, '06

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