Dec. 2, 1957
I am always perplexed when I come across one of these 1957 stories in The Times in which a working woman preaches against the evils of working women. It is almost beyond belief that nobody ever questioned this absurd contradiction. But if anyone did, I haven’t found any evidence yet.
In August, there were several stories about working women and the horrors of day care. Here’s an advice column, and I (almost) can’t believe the ridiculous response. The idea of telling a wife that she should pretend to be ill so her husband won’t nag her about working sounds like a plot for Lucy and Desi.
I’m running the column exactly as it appeared, just so people can read it for themselves.