Chatelaine magazine was first published in March 1928, and has undergone several shifts in tone over the years. Although initially featuring much first-wave feminist content, in the depression it lost much of its political edge and began printing more articles about, for example, budgeting. Similarly, during the second world war, it encouraged women to join the war effort, and after the war, it shifted once more to usher them back into the kitchen with a focus on family life.
In 1957, feminist Doris Anderson took over the position of editor, where she remained until 1972. Under her stewardship, the magazine became repoliticized, and began publishing more controversial content, including articles about sex and women's rights.
The pages below come from the June 1971 issue of Chatelaine. Although I'll confess I've never understood the allure of Pierre Trudeau, I was sucked in by the promise of hot pants that anyone can wear. "Can"? Perhaps, if you were to build them several orders of magnitude larger. "Should", of course, is a whole different kettle of fish.
Fortunately for those with weaker stomachs, the article on delicatessen food was a photo spread across a page divide, and therefore not suitable for scanning; picture (or not, if you prefer) processed meats, lots of mayonnaise, and a loaf-shaped end product.
Until the middle of the nineteenth century, married women had no legal rights at all. Until then, women were classified in the same category as lunatics and children, and the wedding ceremony was purely the transfer of a warm chattel, namely one female, from one male owner, her father, to the next, her husband.
The marriage certificate today remains a legal document that establishes property rights--the faithful wife gets a lifelong claim to her husband's earnings and property. Wives have no legal obligations to contribute to the support of children at all, while a husband can be sent to prison for failing to do so. In many respects the certificate embodies the traditional interpretation of a woman's role: in return for financial consideration, she becomes part janitor, part breeder, part prostitute.
Reform of the marriage act in Canada is uneven because the British North America Act assigns jurisdiction over marriages to the provinces.
The hemline furor is over. It's time to have fun with fashion. Wear a skirt that covers your knee one day, a dress that grazes your ankle the next, and now--for summer--leg-baring shortpants. By Eveleen Dollery.
Minishorts, shorts and jumpshorts. They'e the zippy new summer separates. Opposite left [blog note: the image appears below]: minishorts in soft cotton knit, front buttoned to waist. Dotted midriff top has striped puffy sleeves and deeply scooped neckline. About $32. Crocheted canvas bag by Latinas. Above left: cuffed minishort with a pucker-waisted jacket. About $38. Above right: long tunic jacket in knit jersey shows off a few inches of mid-thigh shorts. About $33. Plastic bullet belt from Artistic. Head-hugging crochet cap. Kates. Gold-rimmed oblong sunglasses by Riviera. Below left: leggy jumpshort with a tank top in striped cotton knit. About $21. Strappy cork-soled sandals. Town Shoes, Toronto. All by Pat McDonagh/Re In-Vestments. All fabrics are washable. Pull hot-pant looks together with knee-highs or new-again nude pantyhose (they accentuate the leg in a big way). Wear ankle-strapped espadrilles, strappy platform sandals or wrap-up-the-leg sandals. For great leg looks pamper and smooth them with leg-conditioning sticks and lotions and keep them trim with long walks, knee- and thigh-slimming exercise. Where-To-Buy, page 45.
[Images of young people (none of whom are smoking), a windmill, and a pack of cigarettes]
Contessas have gone International.
Have you tried one lately?
Now--Canada is sharing mild Contessas with Europe. It's the new 'International' way of thinking...of sharing every fresh new experience with the world. For more of today NOW! Enjoy the full mildness of Contessa Slims today.
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