Have you ever wondered what advice was being dished out to a 1950’s housewives? We sure did and after a little bit of digging  this is what we found.

The article below, taken from the The Good Wife’s Guide,  apparently taken from Housekeeping Monthly, has been circulating the internet for years. Quite offensive by modern day standards, the article is a list of guidelines for the 1950’s housewife on how to be a good housewife.





 Is The Good Wife’s Guide A Hoax?




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Whilst Snopes determined this particular article to be most likely untrue, meaning that it never appeared in a 1950’s magazine, I have read similar articles and books from that era that basically refer to the same sentiments.  “Don’t for wives” published in 1913 shared a few philosophies.

What do you think? of the 1950’s housewife guide? I would love to know in the comments below.


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