“Misogyny? I told you, I’m not gonna eat any Jap food.”
Being a woman working in an office in the 1950’s was like being a man working in an office in the bizarro-world 1950’s. That is to say, if you were a woman under the age of 30 working in an office setting in the 1950’s, you’d have to deal with more creepy old men licking your face than a bowl of hard candies in a nursing home. Times change for a reason, and one of the benefits of current America is that there’s a general sense of equality when you work here, unless you have a silly accent.
That’s why, as we were looking through our backlog of 1950s issues of The Informative American, we were shocked to see how far we’ve come in regards to women’s rights in the workplace. Our female staff members get to take advantage of all the debauchery that their male counterparts do, plus we’re LGBT friendly. But that’s because it’s 2011, if you’re not supporting equality in the workplace by now, West Virginia called and they want their massive debt back.
But things weren’t always that way, and to bring the point home of how much things have changed over the past 60 years, we’re going to post an Informative American article from the year 1952. The whiskey was just as strong, but the pomade was stronger, and people were still scared of music made by black people. So without further ado, it’s time to unleash the time capsule that is…
The Informative American’s Guide For Women in the Workplace (Originally Published February, 1952).