Tuesday, February 23, 2010

And I Thought Bush-Era Sex Education Was Bad...

I'll admit to being a bit of an Anglophile. They brought me Jane Austen, Monty Python and Absolutely Fabulous, not to mention Yorkshire Pudding and David Beckham, and for this I am eternally grateful.

However, they're also responsible for hideous acts of colonial violence, bloody wars and that damn 'Shopaholic' book series (which, dear readers, you should especially not read while working in a central African hospital with no electricity or running water. It will anger you deeply).

The Brits also coughed this up, which was sent to the Answerbox this morning. I am at once amused and appalled (click to make it bigger):
Those blokes sure knew how to keep a bird happy!

A few highlights:
"Should your husband suggest congress, then agree humbly, all the while being mindful that a man's satisfaction is more important than a woman's."
"...a small moan from yourself is encouraging to him and quite sufficient to indicate any enjoyment you may have had."
Mind you, this is from the 1960s, not the 1860s. 50 years ago, people. Well within my parents' lifetimes. I mean, I knew the Brits were a little more proper than we Yanks, but this is kind of ridiculous.

Whenever I get pissed off about the inequality women still have to deal with in this world, I like to break crap like this out to remind myself how much better I have it than my foremothers did.

Thank you, JJ, for sending this in, and for raising beautiful boys that will help to keep the gender gap shrinking!


  1. Not sure I see the problem here. Please elaborate.

  2. Have you seen the Home Economics books from the Seattle area in the 1960's? They'd make your head spin. I belive my stepmama has one...