Posts Tagged: gender

vintage illustration mid century men in hats

A Field Guide To Mid Century Male Power Brokers

Gals, no reason to worry your pretty little heads trying to figure out that big old scary economy. You  can rest assured that America’s economy will be in safe hands ( albeit tiny) under Donald Trump’s all boys club administration.

vintage illustration mid century men in hats

A Field Guide To Mid Century Male Power Brokers

Gals, no reason to worry your pretty little heads trying to figure out that big old scary economy. You  can rest assured that America’s economy will be in safe hands ( albeit tiny) under Donald Trump’s all boys club administration.

vintage love comics

Love is Love

Hours after the horrific news broke of the shooting at the gay nightclub in Orlando, the gunman’s father suggested to the media that the sight of 2 men kissing may have prompted his son to go on a killing rampage.

vintage love comics

Love is Love

Hours after the horrific news broke of the shooting at the gay nightclub in Orlando, the gunman’s father suggested to the media that the sight of 2 men kissing may have prompted his son to go on a killing rampage.

20 dollar bill Harrriet Tubman Jackson

It Matters Who Matters

Pictures matter. Whether an illustration on a book cover or a portrait on money, the images show how we want to remember history Once upon a time men dominated our national mythology and American history was for white men only.

20 dollar bill Harrriet Tubman Jackson

It Matters Who Matters

Pictures matter. Whether an illustration on a book cover or a portrait on money, the images show how we want to remember history Once upon a time men dominated our national mythology and American history was for white men only.

Vintage Book cover The Price of Salt

Carol’s World of Conformity and Concealment

A touch of Mink In the chilly postwar climate of conformity and concealment captured to perfection in the movie Carol, same-sex desires constricted by conflict often went unexpressed. If compliance to the heterosexual norm was compulsory, it was all a

Vintage Book cover The Price of Salt

Carol’s World of Conformity and Concealment

A touch of Mink In the chilly postwar climate of conformity and concealment captured to perfection in the movie Carol, same-sex desires constricted by conflict often went unexpressed. If compliance to the heterosexual norm was compulsory, it was all a

vintage sexist Wife Beater Permit

Domestic Violence- No Joke

Who says there’s nothing funny about domestic violence? For some mid-century men, beating your wife was not only condoned, but provided an endless source of  belly laughs and good-natured guffaws. What red-blooded all American man  in 1957 wouldn’t be tickled

vintage sexist Wife Beater Permit

Domestic Violence- No Joke

Who says there’s nothing funny about domestic violence? For some mid-century men, beating your wife was not only condoned, but provided an endless source of  belly laughs and good-natured guffaws. What red-blooded all American man  in 1957 wouldn’t be tickled

transgender woman 1970s

Transfixed

  It’s a long way from the summer of 1976 when a hunk named Bruce Jenner catapulted to fame at the summer Olympics personifying the red, white, and blue red-blooded male athlete. That same year while Caitlyn Jenner, then known

transgender woman 1970s

Transfixed

  It’s a long way from the summer of 1976 when a hunk named Bruce Jenner catapulted to fame at the summer Olympics personifying the red, white, and blue red-blooded male athlete. That same year while Caitlyn Jenner, then known

vintage cartoon comic girl in sunglasses

Not That Kind of a Girl

The selling of who we may love has finally reached its expiration date. In a country that long prided itself on endless choices of toothpaste, breakfast cereal and shampoos, for far too long there really was only one choice when

vintage cartoon comic girl in sunglasses

Not That Kind of a Girl

The selling of who we may love has finally reached its expiration date. In a country that long prided itself on endless choices of toothpaste, breakfast cereal and shampoos, for far too long there really was only one choice when

Candice Bergen as Murphy Brown

All in the Bush Family Values

Some have been likening Jeb Bush’s recommendation for the public shaming of unwed mothers as a throwback to the 1950’s. One needn’t go back that far. How about 1992 when another member of the Bush entourage, Dan Quayle did the

Candice Bergen as Murphy Brown

All in the Bush Family Values

Some have been likening Jeb Bush’s recommendation for the public shaming of unwed mothers as a throwback to the 1950’s. One needn’t go back that far. How about 1992 when another member of the Bush entourage, Dan Quayle did the

collage vintage pin up and housewife in kitchen

Marriage and Career- You Can Have It All

Contrary to yesterday’s post with its kooky quiz asking girls to choose  “What Are You Best Fitted For Love or a Career?” one mid-century miss proved the test wrong. Yes indeedy, you could have both. “Why not,” she asked, “have

collage vintage pin up and housewife in kitchen

Marriage and Career- You Can Have It All

Contrary to yesterday’s post with its kooky quiz asking girls to choose  “What Are You Best Fitted For Love or a Career?” one mid-century miss proved the test wrong. Yes indeedy, you could have both. “Why not,” she asked, “have

vintage illustration woman

A Test of Gender

The school term was ending and community college sophomore Ginger Hawkins had taken all the tests and quizzes a gal could stand. Except one…maybe the most important test she would take that year. Strictly For Girls   The May issue

vintage illustration woman

A Test of Gender

The school term was ending and community college sophomore Ginger Hawkins had taken all the tests and quizzes a gal could stand. Except one…maybe the most important test she would take that year. Strictly For Girls   The May issue