How to be a Good Husband (1950’s style)

The 1950s were a time of pearls and pies, but also of some rather cringeworthy notions about gender roles. Imagine a man coming home and expecting his lady to have dinner on the table, not because she loves to cook, but because it’s her “duty”. Or those cheeky ads where a woman’s greatest aspiration is to keep her floors shiny enough to see her reflection – heavens forbid she wants to run a company or, you know, have any ambitions beyond floor polish!

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