“How to be a Good Wife”… in 1955.

This clipping from Housekeeping Monthly in 1955 is tragic, and speaks so much of how our culture has changed in 50 years– and how much could still improve.

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I know this is quite an old post, but a lab mate of mine recently showed me this “Marital Rating System” developed by Ph.D., M.D. in 1939 and I had to share. If you look around, there’s both a husband’s and a wife’s chart… Good thing I’m not looking for a husband in 1939 or my putting my cold feet on Andrew at night to warm them up could seriously get me in trouble (well, more than it already does)! Though honestly, I’d think some of these are pretty obvious traits that neither spouse should have, and it’s really this gender inequality that is the real problem…

Teisha - June 12th, 2008 at 4:31 pm

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