Missed: Mrs America?
Wednesday night saw the TV series Mrs America hit our screen in the UK. The series dramatises, more than documents the path of second-wave feminism in the United States. The initial episode centres around Phyllis Schlafly, played by the Hollywood great: Cate Blanchette. Schlafly, a staunch anti-feminist who lead the fight against the Equal Rights…
Alison Little1950’s, Abortion, Beauty Pageanting, Conflict, Conquering, Consentual Sex, Degrading, Depression, Domesticity, Family, Female Icons, Feminism, fiction, Gloria Steinem, House Wife, Leg over, Morality, Mother, No Sex, Non-consensual sex, Phyllis Schlafly, Relationships, Religious Controlling Mechanism, Second Wave Feminism, Seventies, Sex, Sexual Freedom, Sexual Parteners, The Sixties, Uncategorized
1950’s Girls Annuals: the Homemaker
Seventy years on from when the girls annual of the 1950’s were being read in the pink bedrooms of the post-second world war generation we look back at there content. Where they looking to inspire the girls who would grow up to lead second-wave feminism through the seventies, or were they looking to indoctrinate the…
Alison Little1950’s, Beauty, Bio-degrade, Domesticity, Eco warrior, Female Icons, Feminism, Feminist Art, Feminists don’t wear Pink, fiction, Flash Back, Flash Fiction, Freedom of speech, Gender Roles, House Wife, Learning, Morality, Recycle, Recycling, Second Wave Feminism, Seventies, Social Roles, Uncategorized, Women’s Right