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    I'm on my period today so I guess I should't even be thinking! My grandma is the same way, you just say, yeah, whatever.
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    All of you need to get out of this thread and go back to the kitchen to cook for your menfolk before they feel threatened.

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    Here you go:


    This 1955 ‘Good House Wife’s Guide’ Explains How Wives Should Treat Their Husbands


    It’s so fascinating to learn about how people used to live — especially when we discover that not much has really changed.
    However, sometimes you come across some old traditions that you simply can’t believe people ever followed — like these odd dating rituals throughout history.
    But what women in the 1950s were expected to do for their husbands? Well, those traditions have certainly flown right out the window!
    In May of 1955, Housekeeping Monthly published an article entitled, “The Good Wife’s Guide,” detailing all the ways that a wife should act and how best she can be a partner to her husband and a mother to her children.
    It may feel a little strange to accept these rules today, but it remains so interesting to see how society once behaved.




    1.) Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal ready, on time for his return. This is a way of letting him know that you have been thinking about him and are concerned about his needs.
    2.) Most men are hungry when they come home and the prospect of a good meal (especially his favorite dish) is part of the warm welcome needed.



    3.) Prepare yourself. Take 15 minutes to rest so you’ll be refreshed when he arrives. Touch up your makeup, put a ribbon in your hair and be fresh-looking. He has just been with a lot of work-weary people.
    4.) Be a little gay and a little more interesting for him. His boring day may need a lift and one of your duties is to provide it.



    5.) Clear away the clutter. Make one last trip through the main part of the house just before your husband arrives. Gather up schoolbooks, toys, paper, etc. and then run a dust cloth over the tables.





    6.) Over the cooler months of the year you should prepare and light a fire for him to unwind by. Your husband will feel he has reached a haven of rest and order, and it will give you a lift too. After all, catering for his comfort will provide you with immense personal satisfaction.



    7.) Prepare the children. Take a few minutes to wash the children’s hands and faces (if they are small), comb their hair and, if necessary, change their clothes.
    8.) Children are little treasures and he would like to see them playing the part. Minimize all noise. At the time of his arrival, eliminate all noise of the washer, dryer or vacuum. Try to encourage the children to be quiet.



    9.) Be happy to see him. Free him with a warm smile and show sincerity in your desire to please him. Listen to him.
    10.) You may have a dozen important things to tell him, but the moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk first — remember, his topics of conversation are more important than yours.





    11.) Make the evening his. Never complain if he comes home late or goes out to dinner, or other places of entertainment without you. Instead, try to understand his world of strain and pressure and his very real need to be at home and relax.




    12.) Your goal: Try to make sure your home is a place of peace, order and tranquility where you husband can renew himself in body and spirit.
    13.) Don’t greet him with complaints and problems.



    14.) Don’t complain if he’s late home for dinner or even if he stays out all night. Count this as minor compared to what he might have gone through that day.




    15.) Make him comfortable. Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or have him lie down in the bedroom. Have a cool or warm drink ready for him.



    16.) Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes. Speak in a low, soothing and pleasant voice.



    17.) Don’t ask him questions about his actions or question his judgment of integrity. Remember, he is the master of the house and as such will always exercise his will with fairness and truthfulness. You have no right to question him.



    18.) A good wife always knows her place.

    Would you be able to follow these 1950s housewife rules? Let us know below!



    http://www.littlethings.com/1950s-good-housewife-guide/









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    Dude, there are so many times I'm PMSing and I seriously contemplate just driving the plane into the ground. Luckily there is always a stable male somewhere in the cockpit (I mean, flight deck, oops) to calm me down and get me a Midol.

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    It's too bad about all those women who did men's jobs and more during WWII.
    We've been in a backlash ever since.
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    I love Miss Bassey, but these comments sound antiquated and misguided.
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    .‘There’s a reason why men are here. If I was flying with a female pilot, for instance, I’d be very worried. Women have periods and hormones, and that bothers me about women who want men’s jobs.
    'Like firefighters, police, soldiers . . . I don’t believe in women soldiers! Come on, women should be women. We should be feminine.
    Honestly, I am perfectly alright with women who have the view that it works best for the man to work and the woman to take care of the home. Although I believe they are wrong, they are perfectly entitled to have that opinion, and I support their right to express it.

    Where they really start to infuriate me, however, is when they choose to insult and demean women who do not share that opinion. Just because you CHOOSE not to work does not mean I perform my job with any less skill than a man (in fact, women pilots are known to have better, smoother "hands" since were being stereotypical and all). I don't insult your decision that I disagree with, so please don't insult mine. Talk about women selling each other short!
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    They are indeed entitled to have an opinion. Not to express it if it's fucking stupid.
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    4.) Be a little gay and a little more interesting for him.

    Oh yeah. He'd love that (and probably provide a list of women for the purpose).
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    thanks, bluebonnet, that article is a hoot. the author probably provided cartoony drawings because women aren't smart enough to read text without pics.
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    I wish that 'women are too emotional/hormonal to do whatever' would just die in a fucking fire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by czb View Post
    thanks, bluebonnet, that article is a hoot. the author probably provided cartoony drawings because women aren't smart enough to read text without pics.
    I laughed until I cried at this one:

    "Don’t ask him questions about his actions or question his judgment of integrity. Remember, he is the master of the house and as such will always exercise his will with fairness and truthfulness. You have no right to question him."

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    what kills me is that the article wasn't written so long ago. it's not like it was from the spanish inquisition or something.

    i tell my daughters how not long ago, parents sold their girls into marriage for a goat or a shack. they look at me like i am craaazzzeeee.
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    Whatev, she's 78. She believes in what her generation believed in. Some of the elderly can change and move on with the times and others cannot. Bless her heart and move along.
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