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Marriage advice written amidst the women’s rights movement in 1918 is making the rounds online for its unique take.
A pamphlet from the era, on display at the Pontypridd Museum in Wales, is going viral as people laugh – and probably cry a bit – at the outdated advice.
The unnamed woman’s advice begins with a simple, strong message:
Do not marry at all.
Right, solid stuff. Then it gets a bit strange.
But if you must, avoid the Beauty Men, Flirts, the Bounders, Tailor’s Dummies, and the Football Enthusiasts.
Look for a Strong, Tame Man, a Fire-lighter, Coal-getter, Window Cleaner and Yard Swiller.
What’s a yard swiller, anyway?
Don’t except [sic] too much, most men are lazy, selfish, thoughtless, lying, drunken, clumsy, heavy-footed, rough, unmanly brutes, and need taming. All bachelors are, and many are worse still.
If you want him to be happy, Feed the Brute.The same remark applies to dogs. You will be wiser not to chance it, it isn’t worth the risk.A SUFFRAGETTE WIFE.
If you want him to be happy, Feed the Brute.
The same remark applies to dogs. You will be wiser not to chance it, it isn’t worth the risk.
A SUFFRAGETTE WIFE.
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