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1950s Women

I Spent A Week As A '50s Housewife, And Here's What My Pretty Little Head Learned

Bustle | Posted 02.20.2015 | Women

I'm 32, unmarried, childless, living in sin with my boyfriend and am obsessed with my career, fart jokes and podcasts about murder. I'm also a bad cook, mouthy and disorganized. In the actual '50s, I probably would have been burned at the stake, or at the very least, prescribed some very fun pills.

The Hinge Generation: A Profile of Pre-Boomer College Educated Women

Carolyn Elliott | Posted 12.03.2014 | Fifty
Carolyn Elliott

The picture that emerges is of a well-informed group, with strong opinions and defined commitments to national issues, who are active primarily in local communities through volunteer work and financial support of organizations.

Why I WISH I Had Time For A Midlife Crisis

Alison Patton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Alison Patton

I just realized the other day that I'm at the age where I should be having my midlife crisis. In fact, when I think back, my parents went through theirs right about this same time of life.

What My Mom Did In The 1950s

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.14.2013 | Women

We're always interested in the kind of jobs women held back in the day, both to get a sense of what life was like before anti-discrimination laws and ...

'Wives With Beehives': 50s Lifestyle So They Don't 'Whore Around'?

Posted 12.28.2012 | TV

There's a nostalgia in entertainment about the 1950s, and especially on television. The worldview presented via the black-and-white images sent across...

Mad Women: 'The Best of Everything' at HERE Arts Center

Bess Rowen | Posted 12.03.2012 | Arts
Bess Rowen

The Best of Everything is a well-acted piece that gives you a glimpse into the rather frightening world that women encountered only 65 years ago.

Newspapers Used To Think It Was Okay To Promote Spanking Women

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.11.2012 | Women

For every bit of gratitude one might feel for the gifts of the 1950s and 60s -- rock 'n roll and Mad Men, to name a few -- there's a friendly reminder...

Everything Began in the 1950s

David Macaray | Posted 07.09.2012 | Home
David Macaray

Portraying the '50s as intellectually stunted not only misses the point, it wildly misrepresents what really happened. Not only was the decade not an era of mindless conformity, it was the diametric opposite.

The Deep Blue Sea: Singin' in the Pain With Jo Stafford

Coeli Carr | Posted 05.26.2012 | Entertainment
Coeli Carr

Nothing reinforces female yearning for romance and the perfect man like a plaintive song trilled by a woman. In The Deep Blue Sea, director Terence Davies calls on Jo Stafford to hit it out of the ballpark.

The 1950s Invade 2012

The Huffington Post | Mary Kate Sheridan | Posted 01.11.2012 | Fifty

The 1950s: the era of music legends, drive-thrus, iconic movie stars and what many would describe as a more wholesome way of life. While this oft-idea...

Post-WWII 'Career Girl': Radio Show Determines Just How Dedicated She Is

Emma Gray | Posted 02.19.2012 | Women
Emma Gray

Just how dedicated are you to your job ... on a scale of 1 to 100? This was the scale on which one post-WWII era, working woman was rated. And apparently her penchant for the occasional love story docked her a whole lot of dedication points.