Practical Home Repair for Women: Your Questions Answered
Submitter: I found this on the shelf at an academic library and got a good laugh out of it…
1. Paint – I’m so glad Bruce told me what paint was.
2. Emergency – And that “needle and thread and cloth are [my] province”.
3. Preface – And the “man of the house” is busy busy “commuting, working and traveling” so he’s “never around when he is needed for that important chore”.
Holly: This seems like an odd choice for an academic library, even in the 1960s. Maybe they saw it as a sort of “adulting” collection for their students at the time. A really, really sexist one.