09 May 2014

Happy Equal-Opportunity Mother's Day!

Speaking [or writing] as a woman, I say let's not rush to judgment on the basis on an unfortunate choice of words in this 1938 ad. A closer reading of the copy reveals that Standard Plumbing Fixtures was concerned [aka, sensing a new sales opportunity] about designing appropriate restroom facilities in manufacturing plants that were experiencing an influx of female workers in the wake of increasing  military conscription among men.

It's the thought that counts. Happy Mother's Day.

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