Someone please tell me I didn't witness that fuckery all alone. Summary: Four married women in LA and their group of friends live a 50s lifestyle complete with period appropriate dress, furnishings, and gender roles. It eventually dissolves into, as the linked article mentions, "Real Housewives/She's jealous of me/I don't like her" territory.
One woman somehow believes that people never took drugs in the 50s, no one was ever uncouth, women were always polished and put together and that eeeveryone was happy then.[Sarcasm] Strange that there are no black members in their group. Huh.
Both of my grandmothers in the 50s worked on their farms, both had lost at least one child during birth, and they worked on average 16-18 hour days. They weren't polishing their damn nails or making party towers.
Admittedly some people on the street are kind of jerks to them. Freaking out that they are wearing gloves etc. I mean I would think it was great if it was just a "for fun" thing. I mean dress how you want, if you'd rather devote yourself to caring for your family than a career and you can make a financial go of it. Hey, excellent. But let's view the 50s with an accurate eye maybe by reading The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit orIn Cold Blood or Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison's one)or hey Betty Friedan, she WAS a 50s housewife
Edited by monty9, Dec 27, 2012 @ 11:51 PM.