Friday, July 19, 2013

10 Things to Look For in a Man!

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This text featurette from Girls' Love Stories #172 (August 1972) is an enlightening read on the attitudes of dating and romance in the early 1970s. I found point #8 ("Do you have the same attitudes toward sex and romance?") most interesting, as it is one of the few explicit discussions of sex in the romance comics that I have found so far. This inclusion leads me to continue to believe that the editors knew not only were very little girls reading these comics, but older women as well.

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting this piece, Jacque. I also enjoy reading the advice columns in romance comics (although the comics I have are more from the 1950s than the 1960s-70s) for a window into societal values of the time.

    Also, I work as a therapist, and I'm always interested in helpful relationship advice to pass on to my clients. The piece above strikes me as pretty sound!

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  2. Thanks for sharing this! I'm about to post on Facebook...nearly every single friend I know could benefit from this advice, which isn't all that off base today. ;)

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  3. I'm so glad you guys dug this piece. I find the text advice pieces really fascinating, but I never know if anyone else does. Thank you for letting me know!

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  4. Really awesome the work your doing. Your saving gems that might well have been lost.. Thank u treasure hunter

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  5. Thank you so much, Zenobia! I really appreciate your kind words!

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