Category Archives: Middle Class

Maternity in the Age of Mad Men

Like today, a mid-century gal’s maternity cares were best placed in the hands of knowledgeable men. When it came to birthin’ babies,  a testosterone driven doctor and his pharmaceutical pals knew best. In the cold war world of convenience, the

Maternity in the Age of Mad Men

Like today, a mid-century gal’s maternity cares were best placed in the hands of knowledgeable men. When it came to birthin’ babies,  a testosterone driven doctor and his pharmaceutical pals knew best. In the cold war world of convenience, the

back seat drivers

Women Take a Back Seat Again

  In the retro world of Republicans,  women still take a back seat when it comes to controlling their own bodies and their health, and as in this 1934 car advertisement, without any safety precautions it’s a dangerous ride indeed.

back seat drivers

Women Take a Back Seat Again

  In the retro world of Republicans,  women still take a back seat when it comes to controlling their own bodies and their health, and as in this 1934 car advertisement, without any safety precautions it’s a dangerous ride indeed.

Kellyanne Conway’s Cold War Collection of Kitchen Spyware

From the Kellyanne Conway Cold War Kitchen Collection of spyware just right for around the house and around the clock surveillance. Perfect for that mid-century miss intent on keeping her eyes peeled for a Ruskie spy posing as the milkman.

Kellyanne Conway’s Cold War Collection of Kitchen Spyware

From the Kellyanne Conway Cold War Kitchen Collection of spyware just right for around the house and around the clock surveillance. Perfect for that mid-century miss intent on keeping her eyes peeled for a Ruskie spy posing as the milkman.

collage appropriated images sally edelstein

Women Are Called to Action

Today on International Women’s Day 2017, nearly 45 years after the women’s liberation movement stormed onto the scene opening a floodgate of discourse about women’s rights, it’s déjà vu all over again. It’s hard to believe that systemic gender inequality

collage appropriated images sally edelstein

Women Are Called to Action

Today on International Women’s Day 2017, nearly 45 years after the women’s liberation movement stormed onto the scene opening a floodgate of discourse about women’s rights, it’s déjà vu all over again. It’s hard to believe that systemic gender inequality

Vintage illustration Jon Whitcomb

Hooking Up Advice- A Vintage Valentine’s Day Dilemma

To Canoodle or Not to Canoodle In Post-War America, love was in the air. Along with Valentines Day’s hearts and flowers, came big dates, big dances, and king sized expectations in high schools and colleges all around the country. But

Vintage illustration Jon Whitcomb

Hooking Up Advice- A Vintage Valentine’s Day Dilemma

To Canoodle or Not to Canoodle In Post-War America, love was in the air. Along with Valentines Day’s hearts and flowers, came big dates, big dances, and king sized expectations in high schools and colleges all around the country. But

She Persisted

    She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, She persisted. Silencing Elizabeth Warren will never work. We don’t silence women who persist. We celebrate them!

She Persisted

    She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, She persisted. Silencing Elizabeth Warren will never work. We don’t silence women who persist. We celebrate them!

Vintage Illustration schoolboy blackboard

Heavens to Betsy, Our Schools Go to Hell

Heavens to Betsy, there should be no surprise about DeVos’s confirmation. Donald Trump did say: “I Love the poorly educated.” Trump won bigly with the uneducated voters so perhaps this is just part of the Republican’s larger plan to simply

Vintage Illustration schoolboy blackboard

Heavens to Betsy, Our Schools Go to Hell

Heavens to Betsy, there should be no surprise about DeVos’s confirmation. Donald Trump did say: “I Love the poorly educated.” Trump won bigly with the uneducated voters so perhaps this is just part of the Republican’s larger plan to simply

Trump merchandise and womens march merchandise

A Tale of Two Cities- Washington DC Inauguration Weekend

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. It was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair. It was two days in January  where two worlds threatened to collide. Alternative lifestyles and alternative

Trump merchandise and womens march merchandise

A Tale of Two Cities- Washington DC Inauguration Weekend

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. It was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair. It was two days in January  where two worlds threatened to collide. Alternative lifestyles and alternative

Mary Tyler Moore TV Guide Cover

So Long Mary Tyler Moore

  With the turn of a TV dial, Mary turned the world and my childhood on with her smile. A constant presence on my TV screen, Mary Tyler Moore and her winning smile shepherded me through  my Kennedy era childhood,

Mary Tyler Moore TV Guide Cover

So Long Mary Tyler Moore

  With the turn of a TV dial, Mary turned the world and my childhood on with her smile. A constant presence on my TV screen, Mary Tyler Moore and her winning smile shepherded me through  my Kennedy era childhood,

Women March On Washington

Americans and citizens around the world  are marching tomorrow to challenge Trump’s administration. We are here and we are watching. One day after Donald Trumps  inauguration, the  Women’s March on Washington will bring hundreds of thousands to the capital to

Women March On Washington

Americans and citizens around the world  are marching tomorrow to challenge Trump’s administration. We are here and we are watching. One day after Donald Trumps  inauguration, the  Women’s March on Washington will bring hundreds of thousands to the capital to