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Requirements include recording with a decent mic and preamp. Punch record or edit for continuity and delivery via FTP. The Unliberated 1960s
ON DeCeMBeR 22, 1962, ONe MONTH BeFORe THE FEMININE MySTIquE
hit the bookstores, the Saturday Evening Post published a cover article
purporting to offer a portrait of the typical American woman. The opening
page featured a photo of “Mrs. Charles Johnson,” surrounded by her husband
and children. “I just want to take care of Charlie and the children,”
the caption explained, summing up what the reader soon learned was the
collective attitude of “American women, in toto.”
The Post’s story was based on more than 1,800 interviews and extensive
polling by the *******************. According to the author, George
Gallup, it was not intended to examine “the extremes” among American
women. “Old maids,” divorced women, childless women, and working
mothers certainly existed in America, he acknowledged, but they were of
concern mainly to sociologists, “because they are unusual” and exist “in
a society that is not geared for them.” The article’s aim was to portray
how “most” American women lived and thought.
As depicted in the Post article, the typical American woman—the one
for whom American society was “geared”—was thirty-five years old, had
two children (but was hoping for a third), and was a full-time homemaker.
She had completed slightly more than three years of high school and had
been happily married for fourteen years. And unstated though this was,
she was white.
These demographic details meant that the woman they were describing
had been born in 1927, just seven years after women won the vote.
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As a young child, she would have experienced the Great Depression and
almost certainly been aware of the tensions in the household as her parents
struggled to get by. She had lived through World War II in her teen
years, married a few years after the war’s end, and was now taking care of
her husband and raising children. But of course the Post survey included
many slightly older women who had married before or during World War II
as well as some who had started their families more recently.
Other publications and commentators, the Post editors wrote in the
teaser for the article, had variously described American housewives “as
lonely, bored, lazy, sexually inept, frigid, superficial, harried, militant,
[and] overworked,” but the truth was that they were doing fine. While 40
percent of housewives admitted they sometimes wondered whether they
would have been better off as a single career woman, only 7 percent said
they were “sorry they chose marriage over career.” As one put it, “I’m my
own boss. . . . My only deadline is when my husband comes home. I’m
much more free than when I was single and working. A married woman
has it made.”
Not surprisingly, given the contrast between their experience as housewives
in the newly prosperous 1950s and their still vivid memories of the
hardships of the Depression and World War II, three out of four women
felt that they got more “fun out of life” than their parents. Almost 90 percent
of the married women said that homemaking tasks were easier for
them than they’d been for their mothers, and 60 percent believed that
their marriages were happier than those of their parents. The typical
housewife, the Post reported, spent several hours each day cleaning house
and taking care of children, but also had time for telephone chats, personal
visits, and hobbies such as sewing, reading, or gardening. In fact, observed
Gallup, “few people are as happy as a housewife.”
American housewives are content, asserted Gallup, because they
“know precisely why they’re here on earth.” Unlike men, women do not
need to “search for a meaning in life. . . . Practically every one of the 1813
married women in this survey said that the chief purpose of her life was
to be either a good mother or a good wife.”
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