Although still on vacation, I cheated a bit and hopped online just long enough to read the amusing commentary by Creating Textiles regarding strikingly retro pamphlet on how to be feminine. Unfortunately only a few pages are posted online, but they include some delightful bits:
I WANT A “NEW LOOK” IN MY OUTWARD APPEARANCE
I want to be attractive and charming, so that I will please others. I realize that this will not come about through wishful dreaming. I realize that i must work toward that goal diligently and steadfastly.
Although it seems at first amazing that this was distributed in 1992 rather than the mid-fifties, it’s less shocking when compared with last year’s “Find a Husband After 35 Using What I Learned at Harvard Business School” by Rachel Greenwald.