Gloria Brame, Ph.D.

The Magazine for Playful (Misogynistic!) Men

Filed By Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | May 17, 2011 4:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: 1950s, feminist studies, misogyny

Not that I have anything against bondage (ahem, ahem) but check out this magazine cover that's after the jump.

You know, every time I hear a politician talking about returning to "traditional family values," images like this 1950s men's magazine pop into my head. I sooo do not want to go backwards in time!

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Other than maybe the "how to make out around the office" or the "double beds" article (never thought of that as a battle of the sexes thing), I can't say I'm sure where you see the misogyny in this picture.

Perhaps we are both looking through our own modern lenses, and I'm perfectly willing to admit that in the cultural context of the time, perhaps this was intended in a misogynistic way, but would you feel the same way if this was from 2011?

I certainly know ardent feminists (of both genders) who I've seen in nearly this exact pose. I worry that you are equating a pretty standard bit of BDSM play with being hostile towards women. While there are misogynists in the kink world, they are far outnumbered by people with respect for each other who also enjoy consensual power dynamic play, which is what this COULD be.

Although, given the time period, perhaps not. That can be the problem with looking to the past from where we sit today.

Double beds yes or no? HAHAHAHAHAHA.

Gaytorguy | May 19, 2011 9:42 AM

"It's Better In The Afternoon" Someone in the old Starland Vocal Band must have read the article from their dad to come up with "Afternoon Delight". Hahahahaha