Do Women Deserve To Be Spanked? Men From The 1950s Respond.
Do women deserve to be spanked? Did women ever deserved to be spanked? Why is this even a question? Today, almost no one can conceive asking or being asked this question, but this question hasn’t been asked today, but almost 60 years ago.
Yes, the 1950’s were full of discoveries, especially from a social point of view. Women were mostly considered their husband’s wives, without having an identity of their own. This was the majority’s perception. Women were considered successful if they were stay-at-home moms and wives, and kept the house clean and waited for their man with a cooked dinner.
This Daily Mirror newspaper clipping from the 1950’s decided to ask men what they think about spanking women and if women deserve to be spanked. Their responses with have caused quite a stir today, but back then, it was actually considered okay to spank your wife, but of course, only ‘if she deserved it’.
The article’s writer was given $10 for this column done with the men of Brooklyn.
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“Lady spanking is a manifestation of the infantilization of women,” wrote Lisa Wade, a professor of sociology, about these images. “The idea that they are not men’s equals, but are expected to obey them as subordinates and can be punished when they do not behave.”
“The New York Daily Mirror started in 1924 and ceased publication in 1963; this clip seems to be from the late 1950s, and perhaps gives an indication of why they didn’t last through the ‘60s,” according to Gothamist.