Vintage sexism: 20 things men don’t like about women in the office

This gem comes from a 1945 book by Thomas D. Horton called What Men Don’t Like About Women:

things men don't like about women in the office

The book — which was praised in ads from the time as daring and brave, along with the perhaps unnecessary warning, “Don’t read it to a woman” — does not limit itself to the workplace. As @Sophie_Gadd, who stumbled across this find, notes on Twitter, Horton is amazingly specific and comprehensive. Curious why women are the worst as drinkers, friends’ wives, and even walking companions? Did it even occur to you that how you date your letters could be such a source of annoyance to men? Now you do!

(h/t Jezebel)

Maya DusenberyMaya is dying to know what kinds of assumptions about lunch were happening in 1945.

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Maya Dusenbery is executive director in charge of editorial at Feministing. She is the author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick (HarperOne, March 2018). She has been a fellow at Mother Jones magazine and a columnist at Pacific Standard magazine. Her work has appeared in publications like,, Bitch Magazine, as well as the anthology The Feminist Utopia Project. Before become a full-time journalist, she worked at the National Institute for Reproductive Health. A Minnesota native, she received her B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. After living in Brooklyn, Oakland, and Atlanta, she is currently based in the Twin Cities.

Maya Dusenbery is an executive director of Feministing and author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm on sexism in medicine.

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