Posts Tagged: gender

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Miss Jimmy Olsen – Comic Cross Dresser

Great Caesars Ghost! Is Superman’s pal Jimmy Olsen coming out of the closet as a cross dresser? Before we get a new spokesman for the transvestite community, lets take a deep breath. This cartoon cross dressing cub reporter for the

vintage comic Jimmy Olsen drag

Miss Jimmy Olsen – Comic Cross Dresser

Great Caesars Ghost! Is Superman’s pal Jimmy Olsen coming out of the closet as a cross dresser? Before we get a new spokesman for the transvestite community, lets take a deep breath. This cartoon cross dressing cub reporter for the

Housewife vacuuming Electrolux 1950s

What Women Want

Happy days are here again… sexism is not in jeopardy! Once upon a time when patriarchy ruled, the American housewife was perceived as the most envied gal in the world and a new vacuum cleaner was enough to send her

Housewife vacuuming Electrolux 1950s

What Women Want

Happy days are here again… sexism is not in jeopardy! Once upon a time when patriarchy ruled, the American housewife was perceived as the most envied gal in the world and a new vacuum cleaner was enough to send her

The Most Sexist Ad Ever

When it comes to misogyny in advertising,  1947’s Pitney Bowes Postage Meter ad easily ranks in the top ten. And that’s saying a lot in a culture that was prolific in sexist advertising. In the ad we learn Pete Jones,

The Most Sexist Ad Ever

When it comes to misogyny in advertising,  1947’s Pitney Bowes Postage Meter ad easily ranks in the top ten. And that’s saying a lot in a culture that was prolific in sexist advertising. In the ad we learn Pete Jones,

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Women Pull No Punches

Trading her ladylike gloves for a pair of Everlast a short evolution of women’s progress as seen through boxing. Housewife’s Hook    Working Girl-No Contender Executive Sparring   Did the NY Times  below the belt when they unceremoniously fired Executive

vintage illustration secretary with boxing gloves

Women Pull No Punches

Trading her ladylike gloves for a pair of Everlast a short evolution of women’s progress as seen through boxing. Housewife’s Hook    Working Girl-No Contender Executive Sparring   Did the NY Times  below the belt when they unceremoniously fired Executive

Betty Francis’s Space Odyssey

The dawning of the Space Age may have caused some business men to ponder their obsolescence but homemakers needn’t worry- their jobs were secure. With Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 Space Odyssey looming over Mad Men, it would be no surprise if

Betty Francis’s Space Odyssey

The dawning of the Space Age may have caused some business men to ponder their obsolescence but homemakers needn’t worry- their jobs were secure. With Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 Space Odyssey looming over Mad Men, it would be no surprise if

picture mother daughter laundry 1950

Like Mother, Like Daughter

  Mid century mothers and daughters were clearly tied together not only by their apron strings but the same set of cultural expectations.  Not only did they share darling matching outfits but the same sunny enthusiasm for household chores. And

picture mother daughter laundry 1950

Like Mother, Like Daughter

  Mid century mothers and daughters were clearly tied together not only by their apron strings but the same set of cultural expectations.  Not only did they share darling matching outfits but the same sunny enthusiasm for household chores. And

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Salute to Secretary’s Day

    Who can forget the halcyon days when Administrative Professional Day was called National Secretary’s Day ? When a working woman was a working girl. Lovingly called “the girl” by her boss whether a secretary, receptionist or file clerk,

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Salute to Secretary’s Day

    Who can forget the halcyon days when Administrative Professional Day was called National Secretary’s Day ? When a working woman was a working girl. Lovingly called “the girl” by her boss whether a secretary, receptionist or file clerk,

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Gender Pay Gap Benefits

Republican activist Phyllis Schlafly has some advise for all the single ladies out there. Quit yer whining about the gender pay gap! All you husband hunting gals listen up – accepting a lower paycheck is a small price to pay

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Gender Pay Gap Benefits

Republican activist Phyllis Schlafly has some advise for all the single ladies out there. Quit yer whining about the gender pay gap! All you husband hunting gals listen up – accepting a lower paycheck is a small price to pay

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You’ve Come a Long Way Peggy Olson

We have watched with pride as Mad Men’s Peggy Olson has risen from the ranks of treading water in the secretarial pool to swimming with the big fishes on Madison Avenue. As the Mad Men at Sterling Cooper & Partners

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You’ve Come a Long Way Peggy Olson

We have watched with pride as Mad Men’s Peggy Olson has risen from the ranks of treading water in the secretarial pool to swimming with the big fishes on Madison Avenue. As the Mad Men at Sterling Cooper & Partners

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The Frigid Woman in the Cold War

The cold war was a chilly time to be an American woman. A big chill had crept into the well-appointed bedrooms all across the nation and it would appear that the American housewife’s libido was in the deep freeze. An

vintage illustration couple in bed

The Frigid Woman in the Cold War

The cold war was a chilly time to be an American woman. A big chill had crept into the well-appointed bedrooms all across the nation and it would appear that the American housewife’s libido was in the deep freeze. An