An actual 1955 Good Housekeeping article - page 5

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  1. by   toolateforlawschool
    This article isn't from Good Housekeeping. Please note the name. GH was called GH in 1955.

    It actually appears to be from an ancient home economics textbook which could have been published years before 1955. In that year women were buying periodicals for stories and escape, decorating ideas and the recipes that were published to make the magazine legitimate.

    It is quite feasible that they were still teaching this stuff in high school, however. Girls in Home Ec were easy prey and naive enough to think this version of "reality" was quite romantic. Particularly post WWII, when this thing was most likely published.

    Had GH published this any woman who'd ever had a thought or a labor pain would have lined the birdcage with the article and then cancelled their subscriptions or stopped picking it up at the market.

    But it is quite amusing, either way.
  2. by   Aradien
    Quote from toolateforlawschool
    This article isn't from Good Housekeeping. Please note the name. GH was called GH in 1955.

    It actually appears to be from an ancient home economics textbook which could have been published years before 1955. In that year women were buying periodicals for stories and escape, decorating ideas and the recipes that were published to make the magazine legitimate.

    It is quite feasible that they were still teaching this stuff in high school, however. Girls in Home Ec were easy prey and naive enough to think this version of "reality" was quite romantic. Particularly post WWII, when this thing was most likely published.

    Had GH published this any woman who'd ever had a thought or a labor pain would have lined the birdcage with the article and then cancelled their subscriptions or stopped picking it up at the market.

    But it is quite amusing, either way.
    My DH snoped this or scoped this and it turns out that none of it is true. But it was a good giggle!
  3. by   nurse4theplanet
    Like others have said, even though the article is a hoax the attitude of the times was similar to some extent...painting women as subserviant to their men with no purpose other than raising children, working in the home, and meeting the man's needs.

    And if you are thinking that times have changed, please.....think again. Just pick up any magazine...

    Cosmo for example:

    "His secret Marriage Checklist"
    "Discover the Sex Fantasy 88% of Men Have!"
    "His moan zone"
    "Sex tips from Guys"

    And the list could go on and on and on...
    In any "woman's" magazine, most of the material is related to pleasing 'your man'. Occassionally you may find an empowering article mixed in among the mess, but the message is still the same...put your man first, give him what he wants, and if you don't know what that is the read this article! It's sickening...Then throw in all the "Lose x number of pounds!" articles and all the beauty tip articles, pencil thin models, breast plants everywhere you look...I mean it is amazing we have any women with a healthy image of her body and worthwhile sense of personality.

    Sorry just my soapbox...

    In my own household, even though my husband and I share many things sometimes I still notice the 'old skew' setting in...I do all the laundry, I do the grocery shopping, I do the majority of cooking, etc. And I am sure when we have children that I will be responsible for finding daycare and transporting them/picking them up, attending doctor's appts, and taking off work when they are sick...even though I am the actual breadwinner. It's not something either of us consciously do, but my mom was a housewife and his mom took on excessive responsibility within their household even though she worked...so its like a learned habit or cycle that is hard to break.
  4. by   MedSurgeMess
    In all reality though, the women of the past (like 50 yrs ago) didn't work outside the home, so it was assumed that the man "took care" of them, and it was owed. Thank goodness times have changed. I don't think I could have easily lived in a society that treated women like they did in my grandma's day. We still have a long way to go, but we've come a long way to be sure!
  5. by   TazziRN
    Quote from asoldierswife05
    In my own household, even though my husband and I share many things sometimes I still notice the 'old skew' setting in...I do all the laundry, I do the grocery shopping, I do the majority of cooking, etc. And I am sure when we have children that I will be responsible for finding daycare and transporting them/picking them up, attending doctor's appts, and taking off work when they are sick...even though I am the actual breadwinner. It's not something either of us consciously do, but my mom was a housewife and his mom took on excessive responsibility within their household even though she worked...so its like a learned habit or cycle that is hard to break.
    Ohhhh, in my house it is definitely a conscious act! My husband does everything he can to avoid the have-to's when it comes to the kids....I will get up an hour early on weekends to take the baby to my mom's, then backtrack to drive for an hour to work. All so Hubby can sleep in. I love him dearly, but sometimes........

    And please, don't anybody jump on me. I know that I allow this behavior.
  6. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    And if you are thinking that times have changed, please.....think again. Just pick up any magazine...

    Cosmo for example:

    "His secret Marriage Checklist"
    "Discover the Sex Fantasy 88% of Men Have!"
    "His moan zone"
    "Sex tips from Guys"

    And the list could go on and on and on...
    In any "woman's" magazine, most of the material is related to pleasing 'your man'. Occassionally you may find an empowering article mixed in among the mess, but the message is still the same...put your man first, give him what he wants, and if you don't know what that is the read this article! It's sickening...Then throw in all the "Lose x number of pounds!" articles and all the beauty tip articles, pencil thin models, breast plants everywhere you look...I mean it is amazing we have any women with a healthy image of her body and worthwhile sense of personality.

    Sorry just my soapbox...
    It's not just your soapbox, i'm sick of all that please-your-man mentality crap too, and why i dumped Cosmo. And i'd thought that maybe i'd outgrowns Cosmo, but looking at a decade's old issue compared to today's issues, VASTLY different.

    But what amazes me is that anytime i speak up about it, there's a least one person that says that i'm insecure secure with myself for thinking this way.
  7. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from MuddaMia
    ICK. I will never buy this magazine again

    Well I don't know if the following is an ad from the same magazine (this appeared on another forum on Allnurses previously, sorry I can't give that person credit..>) ANYway... we've come a long way baby...


    It is hard to see but it's an ad for Lysol used as a douche (!!!)


    (to see this more clearly, and to see similar ads, go to http://womensspace.wordpress.com/200...hy-it-matters/ )
    Last edit by Liddle Noodnik on Oct 3, '06
  8. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from zoeboboey
    Well I don't know if the following is an ad from the same magazine (this appeared on another forum on Allnurses previously, sorry I can't give that person credit..>) ANYway... we've come a long way baby...


    It is hard to see but it's an ad for Lysol used as a douche (!!!)


    (to see this more clearly, and to see similar ads, go to http://womensspace.wordpress.com/200...hy-it-matters/ )

    Oooo just when i had burned the memories of the Lysol douche thread out of my brain lol.

    Important to marital happiness is flushing your parts with Lysol???? LOL!!!

    (Matt's over at his desk gagging at the moment)
  9. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    Oooo just when i had burned the memories of the Lysol douche thread out of my brain lol.

    Important to marital happiness is flushing your parts with Lysol???? LOL!!!

    (Matt's over at his desk gagging at the moment)

    Poor Matt, ha ha!


    The smell of the stuff makes me "swoon" (not in a good way) as it is! I sure wouldn't want that "fragrance" wafting up from under the covers!!!!!!!!! Even
    I wouldn't sleep with me!
  10. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I can just hear the TV ads for Lysol now lol


    "Mmmm honey, ya got that Lysol -fresh scent goin' on tonight. Wanna fool around?"
  11. by   nurse4theplanet
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    It's not just your soapbox, i'm sick of all that please-your-man mentality crap too, and why i dumped Cosmo. And i'd thought that maybe i'd outgrowns Cosmo, but looking at a decade's old issue compared to today's issues, VASTLY different.

    But what amazes me is that anytime i speak up about it, there's a least one person that says that i'm insecure secure with myself for thinking this way.
    That's ridiculous. A woman who IS secure with herself will call BS when she sees it! And the 'make-yourself-happier-by-altering-your-appearance-and-being-a-sex-maniac-to-please-your-man' garbage that the media sells is BS, IMHO.
  12. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    I can just hear the TV ads for Lysol now lol


    "Mmmm honey, ya got that Lysol -fresh scent goin' on tonight. Wanna fool around?"

    Oh Lord help us (snork)
  13. by   Liddle Noodnik
    PS - I could do without the Enzyte and Warming Body Massage/Personal Lubricant garbage ...

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