An actual 1955 Good Housekeeping article

  1. 0 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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    http://www.office-humour.co.uk/g/i/3796/
    Last edit by MuddaMia on Aug 17, '06
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    About MuddaMia

    48 Years Old; Joined Jul '06; Posts: 250; Likes: 28.

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  4. Visit  Ivana RN-BC} profile page
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    OMG, We have come a long way.
  5. Visit  hollyberry678} profile page
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    This is not so long ago--scary, isnt it. I think there are some who still believe this type of thing.
  6. Visit  MuddaMia} profile page
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    Quote from hollyberry678
    This is not so long ago--scary, isnt it. I think there are some who still believe this type of thing.
    My MIL being one of them
  7. Visit  Katnip} profile page
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    It was over 50 years ago, and that was the prevailing attitude at the time, like it or not. You'll have to stop buying every women's magazine that was around at that time because they all had similar articles. Do did newspapers and book.

    Yes times have changed, and so have those magazines.
  8. Visit  NewYorkCityRN} profile page
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    Ugh, that makes me sick. Look how far we have come as women. Thank God times have changed!!
  9. Visit  MuddaMia} profile page
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    Quote from cyberkat
    You'll have to stop buying every women's magazine that was around at that time because they all had similar articles. Do did newspapers and book.

    Yes times have changed, and so have those magazines.
    I know that--it was a joke:trout:
  10. Visit  nursecher} profile page
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    Is this for real, really? I can't believe that! What woman in her right mind would fall for that crap? I still think that is a fake article. If it is real than I am amazed at how different things are now. I honestly think I am at the complete opposite end of the spectrum on every single one of those points.......AMAZING!
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    Quote from studentnurseCB
    Is this for real, really? I can't believe that! What woman in her right mind would fall for that crap? I still think that is a fake article. If it is real than I am amazed at how different things are now. I honestly think I am at the complete opposite end of the spectrum on every single one of those points.......AMAZING!
    Its real! It truly is amazing..my favorite was the part where they say "Dont complain if he is late..or even if he stays out all night..."

    blech
  12. Visit  elkpark} profile page
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    Actually, it's not at all clear that it is "real":

    http://www.snopes.com/language/document/goodwife.htm
  13. Visit  nursejohio} profile page
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    I borrowed my MILs cookbook once, she'd gotten it when she married my FIL in the 60s. It had a list of very similar things in it. If the article isn't exactly right, I'm pretty sure it's close to accurate
  14. Visit  StNeotser} profile page
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    Funnily enough these rules for teachers look much like those they had for nurses that do the rounds every so often;

    http://www.snopes.com/language/document/1872rule.htm

    RULES FOR TEACHERS - 1872
    1. Teachers each day will fill lamps, clean chimneys.

    2. Each teacher will bring a bucket of water and a scuttle of coal for the daily' session.

    3. Make your pens carefully. You whittle nibs to the individual taste of the pupils.

    4. Men teachers may take one evening each week for courting purposes, or two evenings a week if they go to church regularly.

    5. After ten hours in school, the teachers may spend the remaining time reading the Bible or other good books.

    6. Women teachers who marry or engage in unseemly conduct will be dismissed.

    7. Every teacher should lay aside from each pay a goodly sum of this earnings for his benefit during his declining years so that he will not become a burden on society.

    8. Any teacher who smokes, uses liquor in any form, frequents pool or public halls, or gets shaved in a barber shop will give good reason to suspect his worth, intention, integrity and honest.

    9. The teacher who performs his labor faithfully and without fault for five years will be given an increase of twenty cents per week in his pay, providing the Board of Education approves.
  15. Visit  TazziRN} profile page
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    Whether or not the article itself was real, the attitude of women at the time was very real. Women were subserviant and were considered second to their husbands. They were expected to follow their husbands' orders and to center their lives around the men. Boys were raised to believe they were more important than girls, and girls were raised to take care of their men. Equality of the sexes did not exist, and "I am Woman, hear me roar" would have illicited stares of disbelief.

    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.


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