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Life Before Feminism: Playing "Old Maid"

Damn her and her high IQ!

Sometimes it’s useful to remember just what the early second wave feminists were reacting against. Here, from a comic circa 1970 (judging from the clothing) is a sort of double-whammy of misogyny: hide your smarts, girls, or you’ll end up a wizened old maid at the ripe old age of … twenty?

The MRAs today who prattle on about how declining marriage rates mean that men are wising-up to the evils of feminism need to remind themselves that delaying marriage is a good thing for both men and women (the earlier the marriage, the greater the likelihood of divorce; the later the marriage, the more time for men and women to get decent education, start a career, mature a bit, etc etc). In the fifties, obviously, the pressure for women (and to a lesser degree, men) to marry very young was immense. This comic suggests that these pressures didn’t vanish with the coming of the sixties counterculture or even with the first stirrings of second wave feminism.

Comic from Comically Vintage.

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kirbywarp
kirbywarp
10 years ago

All are XD. You will be assimilated!

katz
10 years ago

Yeah, us with our silly “census” and our silly “CDC”, always just saying what we want to hear.

Obviously http://www.holocaust-deniers.net would be a way better source.

Spearhafoc
10 years ago

Katz, the “census” is nothing but another tool of the Jews — sorry, Illuminati. Why should Slavey pay any mind to it?

katz
10 years ago

Hang on, this thread moves too fast. Let me catch up.

XD XD XD XD XD XD

There.

Ami Angelwings
10 years ago

I’ve taken over the world! >XD

Spearhafoc
10 years ago

You’ve accomplished what genetically-altered lab mice could only dream of.

kirbywarp
kirbywarp
10 years ago

She’s ami… She’s ami angelwings wings wings wings wings..

Molly Ren
10 years ago

To bring stuff slightly back on topic, I am also glad that I’ve been exposed to ideas of living with someone long term *besides* marriage. I’ve had a better time living with “family of choice” than I had living with my relatives or alone. A friend of mine lives as part of a leather family, and another is starting their own household around a poly triad. There’s more than one way to have stability in your home life.

ithiliana
10 years ago

Re: old maids in general.

I remember that one of my classmates did not even come to our 20th high school reunion because she was afraid she’d be the only one who wasn’t married. There was a lot of pressure in small town Idaho to get married right after high school or, at best, go to college to meet better men.

As a confirmed old maid, spinster, crone, never wanted to get married, never did, never would (my partnership is not a marriage), I had a great time–and some of the most lovely moments were the classmates looking at me and going, wow, you can pretty much do whatever you want, can’t you? (They all having adolescent children, ahdhahahahahah). And me, smug, going YEP.

It’s a bit more complicated now with cats and dogs, and requires some planning.

My father’s family finally gave up nagging me to get married when they got the Ph.D. — I guess it was seen as a “substitute” (in theory, I could support myself and not end up spinster in the attic?).

Johnny Pez
10 years ago

At long last, our greatest fear has been realized: Canadian World Domination!

katz
10 years ago

WHAT IS THIS >XD??? IS IT ANOTHER SATANIST COMMUNAZI ILLUMINATI SYMBOL?

NWOslave
NWOslave
10 years ago

*sigh*, *head desk*, *facepalm*, XD, smiley face,

Look at me, Look at me, I’m emoting, I’m relevant now.

Eraaaa, it must be a conspiracy, yea thats it. Ahha, I’ve mocked therefore I win the debate. *facepalm*

I’ve got a degree in womens studies with a minor in humanities. I’m smart. I’ve got every book I’ve ever read on a bookshelf, thats how ya know I’m smart. *head desk*

Awww slaveys got a sadz. I said sad with a z. A sure sign of my superior intellect. XD

Stupid pig slave thinks Rothchild owns the Federal Reserve when everyone knows it’s a state bank. *sigh*

We’re not a monolithic block even though we all say the exact same thing. WAAAAAAAA.

G’night geniuses.

ithiliana
10 years ago

Molly Ren:

*clicks on links*

****DROOOOOOOOOOOOLS**********

*saves pic on hard drive*

My partner took me to see A Boy From Oz for my birthday–Hugh Jackman!

In anything. In fact, I think we’re seeing the new rock’em’sock’em robot movie because…………HUGH JACKMAN.

ithiliana
10 years ago

Damn, I keep forgetting to XD XD XD XE

XD!

Ami Angelwings
10 years ago

That was an amazing flounce xDDDD

Insult insult insult

I’m LEAVING LOSERS! YOU KNOW I’M RIGHHTTT EVEN THO I SAID NOTHING BUT INSULTS AND DUN RESPOND TO ACTUAL COUNTERS xDDDD

I’m pleased that I got NWO to say XD too 😀 YOU CANNOT DENY TEH AMI! >:D

katz
10 years ago

I said sad with a z.

Why are you using the letter Z? You know it isn’t a real letter of the alphabet.

Molly Ren
10 years ago

“In anything. In fact, I think we’re seeing the new rock’em’sock’em robot movie because…………HUGH JACKMAN.”

I KNOW! Cute kid mentored by my favorite actor, fighting robots… it’s like Hollywood made this movie just for me! XD

Pecunium
10 years ago

See NWO… you are a slave to your desires, and your ignorance.

We mock you because you are risible. We don’t say the same things because we are monolithic, but because when we do research, the truth is plain to see.

We have very different ideas about lots of things… things which are matters of opinion (such as the value of engaging with MRAL, and you), but when it comes to data, to testable theories about how things work… well the truth has the problem of disagreeing with you.

So you insult us (by lying to us, as if we were too stupid to spot it), and you try to mock us (by calling us children, and accusing us of groupthink).

And we sigh, and carry on with our lives.

Hippodameia
Hippodameia
10 years ago

All hail the All-Powerful Ami!!!

XD

XD

If he’s going to flounce, I hope he sticks the dismount.

Spearhafoc
10 years ago

Stupid pig slave thinks Rothchild owns the Federal Reserve when everyone knows it’s a state bank. *sigh*

Jesus Christ, it’s “Rothschild”.

Can’t you even get your own conspiracy gobbledygook lingo straight?

ithiliana
10 years ago

NWO, you just don’t realize that reality has a liberal bias!

Pecunium
10 years ago

I have a friend (a couple actually) and when they were engaged her mother told her she had to stay in school (this would have been about 1979, more or less) so that when he left her (because that’s what men do), she would be able to support herself.

They’ve been together ever since, but that’s some of what her mother learned, from being married to one of those paragons of “loyalty” in the late forties, early fifties.

Mind you, there wasn’t a divorce recorded, he just abandoned them.

I don’t know why my grandfather and his first wife got divorced, it might be she knew about the affair he had, and the resultant child. That only came to light for the rest of the family about four years ago… which is to say abouy eight years after the fact). His second wife (my grandmother) died, and his third wife survived him.

So… facts, really pesky things. At the individual level they don’t mean much… but when one aggregates them, one can see patterns. Like the steady state for divorce in the past 30 years, (well, down-trending), after new norms from the liberalisation of the laws in the late 60s.

My mother wasn’t able to get credit while she and my father were separated… because she was still married, and without his signature she couldn’t even turn in the application.

If that’s “the good old days” you can keep them.

Pecunium
10 years ago

He didn’t flounce… he just threw a tantrum and went to bed (there to amuse himself until Somnus overtakes him) before he rises to slave away at his job for 14 hours.

Then he will be back to “school” us on how the world really works.

Alex
10 years ago

Hmm, there was a site I was on back in the day where on poster constantly repeated MOW.

So here’s my contribution, just for you Mr. Slave:

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Molly Ren
10 years ago

Alex, did we have to see that? ><

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