After several months of deliberation I am jumping into the blogging world. Hopefully I'll be consistent, but graduate school tends to take up more time than one realizes. I was inspired by this ad for steel washers and dryers posted by Shannon Coffey while researching for a paper on sexuality in fiction and movies in Post-War America. Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique discusses advertising and the ways in which it defined the roles of women. Having just finished reading this groundbreaking tome, I wanted to find ads supporting this claim. This beaut teaches us that by using a steel washer you will have a cleaner home, fashionable dress, an incredibly cheerful child, and more time to go out because you won't be bound by housework.
Too bad my apartment doesn't have a washer-dryer hook-up because those sound quite lovely.