Romney and the Retro Working Girl

collage by Sally Edelstein artwork

Collage by Sally Edelstein

It’s back to the future with Mitt Romney.

His outdated views of women could fill a binder and are as dated as these retro images are.

Romney’s agenda would drag women back to the 50s on everything from health care to workplace.

His antiquated views of women in the workplace  are laughable if they weren’t so serious. At Tuesday nights debate, The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, claimed Romney “talked down to the women of this country.” He further commented that “if you’re going to have women in the workforce” as if  having women in the workplace was still open for debate.

Perhaps he’d like to go back to the times when the retro gal eagerly scoured the want ads, which like public restrooms were still squarely divided between Male and Female. Separate but not very equal.

Kinda like still earning 77 cents on the male dollar.

A reminder of the Retro working girl:

vintage illustration 1950s office

Vintage Ad Pitney Bowes Postage meters 1952

vintage illustration 1950s sexist office

Sexist Vintage Pitney Bowes Postage meter advertisement

1950s typewriter

Vintage ad 1957 Underwood Typewriter

vintage illustration secretary

Copyright (©) 2012 Sally Edelstein All Rights Reserved


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