What to tell your husband

I am often dismayed by how little progress we have made towards equality for women, then I run across something like this  “What to tell your husband if he objects to your getting a war-time job” poster from WWII and I think, wow, I guess we have come far.

wwii-women-war-workAnd even in my lifetime we’ve come far….  did you know:

Until 1974 women could not apply for credit.

Until the 70s (and even into the 90s in some states) marital rape was not a crime.

Until 1978 a woman could be fired if she were pregnant.

More over here at Ms. magazine–>


About Jennifer Simpson

Writer, marketing consultant, community builder and teacher. Director of DimeStories International, where authors share their 3-minute stories at open mic events and online. Publisher and editor of the I WRITE BECAUSE project. Find out more at http://JenniferSimpsonWriter.com
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