An actual 1955 Good Housekeeping article - page 2

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

  1. by   CHATSDALE
    i can't believe that this is for real it may have been true in the 30s ??but the ww2 changed a lot of things.,..women worked and earned paychecks==

    in the 50s ,at least in the south ,the women marched for civil rights and for equal pay

    the woman vote became something to be considered when decisions were to be made...
  2. by   catlady
    Quote from TazziRN

    To the young ones who are skeptical: look in your history books. It wasn't that long ago that women were not allowed to vote, or serve on juries, or even be doctors without bias. And it is an even shorter time span since women have been allowed to serve in any capacity in the military other than nurse or secretary.....now we can serve in combat and hold positions of authority.....even captain ships. Unheard of 20 years ago, and still unapproved by many of our older generation.
    I'm sorry, but military women were not only nurses and secretaries twenty years ago. I served as an air force intelligence officer in the late 1970s, and I worked with other women in the same capacity, some of whom had served in Vietnam.

    It is true, though, that I was not allowed to apply for a flying position due to my gender. And the sex discrimination was rampant, and nobody cared. Tailhook was a way of life.
  3. by   Fiona59
    Hey, I rember in the early 80's women were discharged from the British Army upon marriage.

    Unfortunately, some of us are married to men who were raised by women who believed this stuff and think their lives should be like that.
  4. by   TazziRN
    Quote from catlady
    I'm sorry, but military women were not only nurses and secretaries twenty years ago. I served as an air force intelligence officer in the late 1970s, and I worked with other women in the same capacity, some of whom had served in Vietnam.

    It is true, though, that I was not allowed to apply for a flying position due to my gender. And the sex discrimination was rampant, and nobody cared. Tailhook was a way of life.
    You misread: the "20 years ago" comment was in regards to serving in combat and captaining ships. Sorry if I wasn't clear on that. During the Korean War and the early part of the the Vietnam War, women were nurses and secretaries.
  5. by   doris66
    great article
  6. by   VivaLasViejas
    In response, I have only one thing to say:



  7. by   RNsRWe
    The sentiments expressed in the "article" were about right for the times. The purported article, however, is a hoax.
  8. by   Trauma_Team_1
    As a guy I would never want my wife to be like that... I dont know many guys who would now unless they are just self-centered a*******
  9. by   Otessa
    UM, it was 1955, I bet any magazine that was around then had pretty much the same sentiment...
  10. by   vamedic4
    [FONT="Century Gothic"]Oh how we miss those bygone days.


    Just kidding ladies, my wife got a huge kick out of that one!!! I thought she was gonna have a stroke she was laughing so hard.


  11. by   firstyearstudent
    Outdated?!? I occasionally lurk on fundamentalist and conservative Christian bulletin boards and plenty of women still believe in putting their husbands first and deferring all decision making to him. Who am I to criticize? As long as someone is aware they have other options and choose their way of life, they can do what they want.
  12. by   lizmatt
    I don't know, there still is a lot of this going on. When I worked as a CNA, a coworker of mine was going through pre-marital counciling with her pastor. There was a workbook that went along with the class she and her fiance were taking. Though not as extreme, a lot of the values showed that the man was superior, because that is the way God intended it to be. The thing that still sticks in my mind was it said in this workbook that the man was to make the final decision in all major decisions, and all arguments. Ugh, This woman believed this is the way it should be, because this is the way she was raised in her church. I have nothing against religion, but seriously? because her pastor says this is the way it should be - she is set to live a life submissive to her husband.

    My father was raised this way, and now that he and my mother are no longer married, he feels he is unable to to these tasks (and his house shows signs that that these things are neglected). He even mentioned to me the other day that he "even has to prepare his own dinner, because there is no one there to have it on the table when he gets home" hmmmm maybe my mother would still be there, if the expectation had not been there for all of those years (especially when she was expected to work as well)

    so though things are changing - there are still people with expectations which are pretty unrealistic and outdated
  13. by   Lizzypooh
    man, if i had spent all day, and even parts of yesterday, preparing a nice meal for my husband, and he didn't even come HOME that night... i would be some pee'd off..

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