I'll make sure to take stock of that.
Glad to be of service. ;)
I'm usually pretty good at not ripping them, but now I've got a kid, and he's always trying to climb me like a tree, so they've definitely ripped due to my offspring.
- And well shit. Thanks for the reminder. I'll try and get the first posts of last month up soon. I'm guessing you have a vested interest because you've made a few in February, if I remember correctly.
Ah, good ol' fashioned sexist ads. :-) Reminds me of a WWII-era ad I saw with the line "Some jubilant day mother will stay home again, doing the job she likes best - making a home for you and daddy, when he gets back"
And this, from a book I just read about WWII
Throughout the war, ads reminded women that, though they might work, their first priority was to be attractive to men. The Detroit News, for example, suggested that the ideal female riveter was "like a cross between a campus queen and a Hollywood starlet". A Tangee lipstick promotion said that one reason America was fighting was "the precious right of women to be feminine and lovely"
I know I shouldn't but I love old sexist ads. I find them so fascinating. :) Those are some great quotes you have there. Rock on.
LOL, I know right? hahah. ;) Good stuff.
also lmfao, i didn't ever remember what Ricky Martin even looked like i haven't heard anything about him for so long :P
I know, right? I wonder what he's up to these days. lol
oh that is so how im gonna get a boyfriend!! ;)
hehe, with perfect stockings!
Thank you so much, I will now be able to make my husband much happier.
That'd be helpful...if I ever wore stockings. Haha. I hate stockings. I don't deal with them less they're really pretty.
Oh I like 'em. ;) I love tights though. A lot less likely to get a run.
2008-03-02 03:07 am (UTC)
The influence of time
Stockings used to be a high priced commodity. When they first came out they were made of silk. And actually didn’t rip as easily. Though they didn’t go all the way up. Women had to wear garter belts. In the play Death of a Salesman a character goes and buys stockings for a woman. At the time the play was written this was considered a huge gesture. Like getting flowers, candy and a fancy dinner. With the creation of nylon stockings became much more affordable. Though most are made way too thin and rip easily.
World War I actually had a positive effect on ladies fashion. The government asked all the women to hand over their corsets so they could use the metal to make battle ships. This not only gave us more ships but saved women’s lives. When women stopped wearing corsets which deformed their rib cages they had an easier time with child birth. It cut down the number of women and babies who died due to complications during labor. There are still some women who wear corsets but they are rare. Corsets deform the rib cage and limit breathing which made women faint a lot.
Women do crazy things for fashion. I saw an ad from the 1930’s. It advertised spray on plastic to make makeup stay on better. I’m not sure how long the product was on the market before someone realized it was bad to spray plastic on yourself. I’m guessing it caused lung problems even worse then the aerosol hairsprays.
On a side note when I was in high school I saw an episode of the George Burns Show with the original commercials. They had self-resealing tires that you could chop with a guillotine and they would repair themselves. But they stopped making them because the tire makers made more money by selling tires that didn’t last forever.
In America women are seen as sex objects. America is viewed by most of the world as a mostly Christian country. In the Jewish religion the wife is guaranteed sex in the marriage contract. If a man doesn’t satisfy his wife its grounds for a divorce. Thus the men are viewed more as sex objects. Personally I think the Jewish mind set of viewing men as sex objects is better.
*nod* I had forgotten about Willy giving his mistress the stockings. The rest of the things you mentioned I was familiar with.
I don't think that the evidence is conclusive on the corsets causing deaths and the like. I'm sure they contributed to miscarriage, but as far as complications with actual births.. I don't think all the evidence is in. There were a lot of other medical advancements that happened around the same time that could have aided those statistics, you know?
*lol* Stockings are a turn off for me
Really? All stockings? Even fishnets?
Luckily, men today have come as far as the women have. Now days, we wouldn't be looking at the stockings, we'd be looking at the Wonder bra. But with a different exression on our faces. :-p
LOL, a very different expression. ;)
Stockings? I'm lucky if I shave my legs in the winter. Seriously.
I love stockings, the real kind, with garters and everything. I think they are easier. I always put my thumb through pantyhose when I pull them up.
I keep hearing that pantyhose/stockings are a fashion no no. I usually wear trousers and so do the people at my work, so I don't really know.
PS Stocking Girl is a great place online to get stockings, pantyhose and tights in myriad styles and sizes!
Ooh! I'm checking out that website, thanks babe! I love old fashioned stockings. They were way cooler then what we have now.
And they're a fashion no-no? Since when? *blink*