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The Fifties: Videotapes in the Media Resources Center, UC Berkeley

After World War II, during which most women worked outside the home as part of the war effort, everything changed. As the men went back to their jobs, the women were expected to return to their role as housewives, dependent on their husbands for an allowance.

This collection looks back at marriage in the post-war years of the 1950s and 60s, with emphasis on the role of women. It also shows the beginning of social changes, such as divorce reform and the introduction of the contraceptive pill, which impacted on wedlock.

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W hen Judi Dench accused James Bond of being a sexist, misogynist dinosaur  at the beginning of GoldenEye, she was reflecting conventional wisdom about 007. Bond girls were cardboard cut-out fantasy figures: stunning, acquiescent and up for a little danger. In the course of his films, Bond used his club-land charm to seduce 58 of them,  inviting feminists to condemn him as a woman-hater who wants his ‘girls’ to iron shirts , leap into bed with him and then look grateful. Bond, we've been told, wallows in a sewer of misogyny”.

T he critics may have a point – if the 007 cinematic opus before Daniel Craig’s arrival on the scene is the case for the prosecution. But before the Bond films were Ian Fleming’s books, written in the 1950s and 1960s; a pre-pill age when Britain was a socially-disapproving place and sexual freedom was frowned upon. I've spent a large chunk of the last two years studying.

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The Fifties: Videotapes in the Media Resources Center, UC Berkeley

Women ran the world when they were raising future generations. They just didn t know it. Now sex is about scratching an itch with anyone who is willing and able. The college practice of hooking up is strong evidence of that. What a way to build a circle of friends!!! The left thinks this is progress. I see it as a regression to the cave man era. Sex is now like some kind of exercise. No romance needed, yet women believe they are now more respected. lol. Equality. Sex with anyone, anytime you want it. Women used to keep men in their place but gave up that endeavor and decided if you can t beat um, join um. I was much more comfortable when dating meant dinner and a movie.

What Laura Kipnis has to say about drinking and rape on campus is not going to go over well with young women, but she goes ahead and says it anyway. “If.

It was a semi-tradition in my family: on days I stayed home sick from school, I watched  I Love Lucy. Sometimes my mother would join me. No matter how poorly I felt, Lucille Ball could make me laugh.

What I didn’t know then was that Lucille Ball was more than a brilliant comedienne. She was also a trailblazing feminist badass during a time when women weren’t allowed to be any of those things.

Nowadays, female-led production companies are standard. But back in the 1950s, women were not considered entrepreneurs. Lucille Ball changed that when she and then-husband Desi Arnaz (known as Ricky Ricardo on I Love Lucy ) founded Desilu Productions , which made shows such as  I Love Lucy and  Star Trek (!!!) possible.

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Yea but if u invite her on a date then u should pay. its should be 50/50 after the frist date. But if u ask someone out "invite them" then u should pay its just the right thing to do.