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A Woman’s World (as told by a Man)

A woman's world
A Woman’s World
A Christian Psychologist Discusses Twelve Problem Areas
Narramore
1963

Ladies! Your problems are SOLVED with this handy guide. Thankfully, a wonderful man has stepped up to give the you all the info you need to clear up all those problems with your husband.

Did you know your problems stem from not putting yourself out there enough for your family? (You are so selfish!)

Have you let yourself  “go”? (Check your hair and clothes right now!)

Are you a nag? (He works so hard to keep you happy, you ungrateful shrew!)

Quit your complaining, shut up and get back to your “natural” womanly instincts. The Lord wants it this way.

Mary

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Real Life is Marriage and Kids

Personal Adjustment Marriage and FamilyPersonal Adjustment
Marriage and Family Living
Landis
3rd Edition
1960

This gem turned up in a donation pile at our library and of course I had to wade through it. The photos were just perfect!

WorldCat doesn’t show any public or school libraries with this outdated book, but a handful of universities do have a copy. Given the number of editions published, this was evidently a popular choice for home ec or health curricula for high schools and possibly college.

Although clearly outdated, these authors do present equality-driven arguments such as the home is both the husband and wife’s responsibility and money should be managed together.  There is even a discussion of children of unwed mothers and children and legal standing that is quite enlightened for the time. This wasn’t as bad as I had thought, given the age of this edition.

Mary

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Sex Without Fear

Sex without fear coverSex Without Fear
Lewin and Gilmore
1950

Submitter: I found this book at an estate sale – it was first printed in 1950 and, seven years after that, was on its thirteenth printing…! The pictures really speak for themselves – words fail.

Holly: This was probably a reasonable library choice in 1950. It’s a museum piece now. Interesting from a cultural history point of view, but definitely not good information. What a great estate sale find, though! Libraries owning this – and there are a few – should follow that example and sell this in their book sale. Some collector out there will be glad to have it. You have simply got to read some of the passages below!

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