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The Female Spiral Of Shame In Post-War Suburbia

We love this 1954 educational film "Bad Habits"

The film is a series of castigations by a bitchy narrator of the slovenly Barbara, contrasted with her virtuous and organized neighbor Helen. We regret to inform you that bad-habit Barbara seemed like more of a Jezebel than the paragon! And just by the way: we enjoy caterwaulin' with the best of them, but unlike Feminist Law Profs, can't for the life of us see how this bizarre film is "pure patriarchal reinforcement." Shorter clip at left; the entire video can be seen here.

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I am really wishing I had a pretty vanity table now.