Wednesday, January 8, 2020

The Typewriter, Women, and 1950s Royal Sexism

Historians generally agree that the typewriter was a net positive for women in the workplace,

but these bits of "advice" from Royal certainly clang today. My favorite is the unabashed pleasure she is expected to show at the ringing of a margin bell. 


  1. I guess they used a lady illustration since most typists through the 50s 60s 70s were female. I don't recall anyone getting excited when the bell rang (except for the end of the school day).
    Nice to see the old illustrations.

    Happy New Year!

  2. Happy New Year to you too, Bill!

  3. This is extremely patronizing stuff.

  4. I am convinced that life was a cartoon back then, and everyone actually looked like that. The Greatest Generation wouldn't lie to us, would they?

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