Topics: Is it true that back then there was more genuine respect between men and women?

The concept of dating originated in the early 20th century when young men started asking young women to go out with them to public places such as theaters or dance halls.

It was a semi-tradition in my family: on days I stayed home sick from school, I watched  I Love Lucy. Sometimes my mother would join me. No matter how poorly I felt, Lucille Ball could make me laugh.

What I didn’t know then was that Lucille Ball was more than a brilliant comedienne. She was also a trailblazing feminist badass during a time when women weren’t allowed to be any of those things.

Nowadays, female-led production companies are standard. But back in the 1950s, women were not considered entrepreneurs. Lucille Ball changed that when she and then-husband Desi Arnaz (known as Ricky Ricardo on I Love Lucy ) founded Desilu Productions , which made shows such as  I Love Lucy and  Star Trek (!!!) possible.

Six months before the Second World War came to an end, William Moulton Marston, the creator of Wonder Woman —both comics and character—declared his intention for the iconic comics. “Frankly,” Marston—who created the lie detection test and was obsessed with bondage—said, “Wonder Woman is psychological propaganda for the new type of woman who should, I believe, rule the world.” It was a telling, if ironic, statement: the Wonder Woman comics, from their birth in 1941, had always been about restoring sociopolitical power to women, yet these early texts were created predominantly by men.

“Wonder Woman was from the start a character founded in scholarship,” Phi Beta Kappa’s—Marston’s beloved fraternity— The Key Reporter declared in 1942, echoing this sentiment. If Wonder Woman has her origins in Paradise Island, the island itself—and its wondrous women alike—owe a debt to Greek epics, feminist utopian novels, and queer literature. When the Amazonian heroine shouts “suffering Sappho!”—perhaps her most emblematic exclamation—this is no coincidence; she was indeed built from the fragmentary poems of Sappho of Lesbos, alongside many other texts.

The Sapphic connection may go deeper still. Sappho’s best-known poem, a fragment beginning “To an army wife, in Sardis,” is broadly about loving whatever one loves, conventional or not. “Some say a cavalry corps,” the poem begins,

After World War II, during which most women worked outside the home as part of the war effort, everything changed. As the men went back to their jobs, the women were expected to return to their role as housewives, dependent on their husbands for an allowance.

This collection looks back at marriage in the post-war years of the 1950s and 60s, with emphasis on the role of women. It also shows the beginning of social changes, such as divorce reform and the introduction of the contraceptive pill, which impacted on wedlock.

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Yup Smokey Robinson and the Miracles made a great song about that very subject https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVljkGA8U9Y&list=RDSVljkGA8U9Y

I m not a feminist and I DO want a man who is a good Father however what you just described..EWWWW! Noway! I want a MAN not a marshmallow.

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Most women have grown up with feminist indoctrination. Some see through the hype, but most just accept it without thinking things through. This is a shame, because 99% of feminist ideas crumble like stale fairy cakes when you give them more than 10 seconds of thought e.g. the phony sexist wage gap (section 3a here http://freewebs.com/feminism-evaluated ). Edit Another suck*r on the sour nipple of modern feminism | | v

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The concept of dating originated in the early 20th century when young men started asking young women to go out with them to public places such as theaters or dance halls.