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Gender and Science

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On November 10, 2019
The idea that there is such a thing as pure science is a myth. Science is as socially constructed as everything else. Anyone who knows the first thing of about the history of science knows this to be true. So it’s hardly surprising that if you do what so many scientists don’t really want to […]

Mr. Mom

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On March 8, 2017

Last night I went to a showing of Mr. Mom, the 1983 film about a middle-class man who loses his job and is forced to stay at home while his housewife restarts her job in an advertising agency and beco

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Rules for Wives, 1955

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On August 23, 2016
This list of Good Housekeeping’s 1955 “Good House Wife’s Guide” has been getting a lot of attention on ye ol’intertubes. What are those guidelines? 1.) Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal ready, on time for his return. This is a way of letting him know that you […]
Victoria Vanoch’s history of flight attendants and beauty is a highly readable and enjoyable history of one of the most unique sets of workers in the twentieth century United States. The Jet Sex follows how airline stewardesses became symbols of beauty, modernity, and Americanness in the mid-twentieth century, how those images became part of the […]
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