3TC – Fifties Men

Joe liked all of his neighbors and most of them he considered friends. Most of the men were what he considered (retrograde) family men, meaning they agreed with him that the best attributes a wife could have would be to please their husbands. A sudden emergence of this group of “housewives” starting a book club during weekdays when they should have been at home cooking and cleaning, was seen as a threat to Joe and others. Then the prolific appearance of slacks adorning them even while conducting their shopping seemed too bold a move. Where were the nice, discreet women? “This was 1950 for Pete’s sake!”