Not to mention the fact that divorce was not at all easy to come by.
The 50s were also really pretty grim if you were black, gay or got pregnant out of wedlock.
Domestic life even in the absence of male domination was no picnic - my grandmother used to do all ours (my mother went out to work as a teacher - equal pay had just come in - the men of the family were all dead).
Get up and light the coal fire, make breakfast in a small and inconvenient kitchen, do all the washing on a monday, carry all the shopping herself, make all meals from basic ingredients, bath once a week and an outside toilet.
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