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Teachers and Barbers and Pirates, Oh My! [Jan. 8th, 2008|10:55 am]
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1915 Rules for female teachers:
You will not marry during the term of your contract.
You are not to keep company wiht men.
You may not ride in a carriage or automobile with any man unles he is your Father or Brother.
You may not travel beyond the city limits unless you have the permission of the chairman of the board.
You must wear at least two petticoats.
Your dress must not be any shorter than two inches above the ankles.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FdMKbTaSDc&e

And an awesome fake film trailer Combining Jack Sparrow and Sweeney Todd. It's funny.
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[User Picture]From: jai_23
2008-01-08 05:07 pm (UTC)
Loving those 1915 rules, especially 'you must wear at least two petticoats'!

It was probably a pretty cool time in 1915 despite these absurd male chauvinist type rules. :P
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-08 05:13 pm (UTC)
Agreed. Lots of pretty clothes, anyhow. ;) And pretty architecture.
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[User Picture]From: theprimrosepath
2008-01-08 05:08 pm (UTC)
It seems, if you re-worded a few of those, that they could easily apply to a sizable of Middle Eastern women today...
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-08 05:13 pm (UTC)
*nod* True enough.
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[User Picture]From: sensibleken
2008-01-08 05:21 pm (UTC)
"You may not travel beyond the city limits unless you have the permission of the chairman of the board"

thats ridiculous! Frank sinatra was only three in 1915. and you could always bribe him with some lego
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-08 05:23 pm (UTC)
hahaha. ;) Aww, I like the idea of 3 year ol' blue eyes.
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[User Picture]From: somafeysuicides
2008-01-08 07:30 pm (UTC)
TWO petticoats?! YIKES! How would one check for that...
and that movie is funny!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-08 07:33 pm (UTC)
LOL. You'd be able to tell from the fullness I imagine, but you know.. it's fun to think about it being inspected. *chuckles*

Right? ;) Good times.
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[User Picture]From: witchylatina
2008-01-08 07:58 pm (UTC)
Now I know why I didn't become a teacher....

This would be me in the 1915 past:
"What do you mean I can't keep company with men and I have to keep my petticoats on?" What kind of society do we live! I going to talk to my congressmen...oh wait... Damn...I can't even vote.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-08 08:08 pm (UTC)
lol. ;) nice!!
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From: ex_theglaiv
2008-01-08 08:24 pm (UTC)
Only two petticoats? They don't actually specify WHERE the petticoats have to be worn, only that they be worn. Well, there's some padding instead of chicken filletts. No?

I actually have an original copy of the teachers handbook from then. It's pretty awesome. The list of teacher's duties for the day is pretty unbelievable, although there was no homework to mark or assignments to take care of.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-08 08:26 pm (UTC)
LOL, rock on. ;)

And that's AWESOME!!! =)
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[User Picture]From: p_man_vinogrado
2008-01-08 09:02 pm (UTC)
Where are the other 1909 rules for them? +)
We gotta make up and write down new 1909 rules for female teachers, aren`t we in the year 2008? It`s been such a long time since 1915, we gotta create new rules!! +)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-08 09:50 pm (UTC)
I think there's no specific rule not what apply for hte year. It varies from school to school, but these older rules I think were pretty universal.
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[User Picture]From: p_man_vinogrado
2008-01-08 09:13 pm (UTC)
I watched this trailer (through the link) without sound, because my speakers died a few days ago +)
It`s funny to watch without sound +) I get more rest and enjoyment without sound than with it sometimes. (Is that OK to say something why I`m lazy to buy new ones? +) )
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-08 10:44 pm (UTC)
Awesome. I can definitely relate to that, but I think without my speakers I'd miss some of the humour, so i'm glad they still work on mine. I always have the mute button when I feel like I need a little more privacy. ;)
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[User Picture]From: kharma_creature
2008-01-08 09:17 pm (UTC)
wow, they were really strict, weren't they?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-08 10:44 pm (UTC)
Just a bit. ;)
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[User Picture]From: vulcmoto
2008-01-08 09:38 pm (UTC)
More stuff I found on the net when looking this up. I was thinking that this had to be an urban legend, but it ISN'T!

Even male teachers didn't have it that easy. They could only "court", in other words date more than once a week. Well, unless it was to church, in which case twice was acceptable. And they were not allowed to get a shave at a barber shop. What fuck is up with that?

MALE TEACHERS OF THIS DISTRICT SHALL NOT:

* Frequent pool halls, public halls, saloons, or taverns.
* Get shaved in a barber shop.
* Take more than one evening per week for courting (unless attending church regularly - in which case two evenings may be used).

Other female rules not previously mentioned...

You must be home between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. unless attending a school function.
You may not loiter downtown in ice cream stores.
You may not smoke cigarettes.
You may not dress in bright colors.
You may under no circumstances dye your hair.
10. You must wear at least two petticoats.
To keep the school room neat and clean, you must: sweep the floor at least once daily; scrub the floor at least once a week with hot, soapy water; clean the blackboards at least once a day; and start the fire at 7a.m. so the room will be warm by 8 a.m.

Teachers followed many rules. Some were not allowed to dance at social gatherings or be away from home in the evening.

Well-educated instructors were rare, and most teachers didn't stay in the profession more than two years. Perhaps it was the pay - generally under $30 a month, which was even less than a domestic servant's salary. Or maybe it was the restrictive rules that teachers, most of whom were women, were forced to follow.

And in case you didn't know, at one time, in Ohio I believe, it was illegal for a woman to be a doctor or a lawyer. This law was upheld by the Supreme Court.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-08 11:03 pm (UTC)
Thanks for finding more information on it babe! :)
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[User Picture]From: zibacco
2008-01-08 11:28 pm (UTC)
Those rules don't sound all that restrictive. I do most of that stuff anyway.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-08 11:56 pm (UTC)
hehe. ;) Do you have lace on your petticoats?
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[User Picture]From: jenniferline
2008-01-09 02:09 am (UTC)
Geez, those rules! I had a crazy ex-boyfriend who would have liked to impose some of those, I'm sure.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-09 02:30 am (UTC)
Eep! No fun.
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