An actual 1955 Good Housekeeping article - page 6

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

  1. by   Roy Fokker
    Quote from asoldierswife05
    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.

    What about the teenaged versions of these magazines?
  2. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from Roy Fokker

    What about the teenaged versions of these magazines?

    Those are the ones that used to be wrapped in plain brown wrapper and kept behind the counter...

    Seriously - there should be some kind of rating system on those things, WOW! A 16 year old I know of has her boyfriend living with her AT HER MOM'S house!!!

    What ever happened to "As long as you live under my roof....!"???

    I know that probably wasn't your point but...
  3. by   nursejohio
    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?"
    :roll *cleaning the Mountain Dew off my monitor now*
  4. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from phriedomRN
    :roll *cleaning the Mountain Dew off my monitor now*

    Speaking of which:

    One of my favorite drinks back in the day, sigh... I will still buy one now and then (but perhaps not anymore...)
  5. by   TazziRN
    Good grief....I hope they never find a personal use for root beer........
  6. by   nurse4theplanet
    Quote from Roy Fokker

    What about the teenaged versions of these magazines?
    I know...They are even more sickening
  7. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from asoldierswife05
    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.
    It is garbage, but as long as people are buying, it will continue to be peddled.
  8. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from zoeboboey
    PS - I could do without the Enzyte and Warming Body Massage/Personal Lubricant garbage ...
    If i have to see those dang personal lubricant commercials one more time...

    I wish they WOULD keep the lubricant commercials PERSONAL. :stone.
  9. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from TazziRN
    Good grief....I hope they never find a personal use for root beer........

    It could happen, years ago, 7Up used to be recommended to post-partum women (the spring water used to make it contained lithium) (this fact was in my Maternity nursing book.)

    Coca-cola used to have cocaine in it, so it was recommended for people with 'nervous disorders'.

    Pepsi used to contain pepsin, recommended for upset stomachs.

    Dr. Pepper was peddled as an "energy drink".
  10. by   TazziRN
    Thank you, Marie *dripping sarcasm*


    I knew about the Coke, but not the 7-Up. Gotta check that site out!
  11. by   CseMgr1
    TOO funny! I was three weeks shy of my fourth birthday, when this article came out. I can just see my Mom waiting at the front door for my Dad (Ha, Ha! ). She wasn't a feminist, but she didn't wait on anybody, including him. What a hoot!
  12. by   SillyLilly
    We have come along way, and in relatively in a short time.

    In my highschool (all girls) they gave us this article, and we got to discuss what it means to us, and talked about how things have changed.

    I talked to my aunt recently and though shes only 60, she serves my uncle. It is nothing like this article, but she fixes my uncles plate first, make sure hes ok, then will make a plate for herself. She cooks, and cleans for him, even though they both are retired. We have discussed it, and she says thats the way shes used to doing things and is happy to do so. He is a loving husband, and buys her pretty things though...

    My mom, on the other hand, who is only 2 years younger would never do that for my dad ! Ha... He does not expect it either.

    Im glad we have come alonggg way, and think we will continue to change, because girls are taught in school and in the media (well, at least more so now than ever before) that they can be empowered, can have female qualities, and can be treated equally, or at least deserve too. I was raised believing that, much more than my parent's generation. (actually, they are like 2 generations older than me! )

    On the other hand, when you are at home, and your partner comes home from along day, I would smile for him, welcome him home, ask about his day. But I hope he would do that same thing for me! Welcome each other!
  13. by   CseMgr1
    Quote from 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..
    Well, when my then soon-to-be ex-husband started pulling that crap on me, I told him when he finally decided to come home he could get his dinner...out of the garbage. How's them apples? He didn't like it one bit, either. Ask me if I cared.