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The Glory of Woman: Prescriptive Literature, 1970 - 1979
- Burt, Karen. Sisters in Oppression: a perspective and a study. Albany, Calif.: Women's Liberation Basement Press, .
"All women are oppressed - regardless of age, occupation, marital status, race or class." Burt argues that "the lot of the married woman is by far the worst of all."
- Gray, Eileen. The Poor Woman's Guide to College. San Francisco: People's Press, 1974.
"A collection of ideas and suggestions to assist the mature, low-income woman who somewhere in the back of her head has the idea that college is still a possibility for her. The book is also a practical guide for any returning student."
- Gray, Nancy. Chemical Use/Abuse and the Female Reproductive System. Phoenix, AZ.: Do It Now Foundation, 1976.
A booklet on the dangers of drug use during pregnancy, with a bibliography and illustrations.
- Habeeb, Virginia T. The Ladies’ Home Journal Art of Homemaking: everything you need to know to run your home with ease and style. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1973.
This homemaking manual reminds women that “The level of perfection you choose to aim for depends entirely on your life-style and personal priorities.”
- Handford, Elizabeth Rice. Me? Obey Him?: the obedient wife, and God's way of happiness and blessing in the home. Murfreesboro, Tenn.: Sword of the Lord Publishers, 1972.
"There is an order of authority in the universe, and it is set up like this: God - Christ - Man - Woman." Handford argues that women have been commanded by God to obey their husbands "so [they] can be protected from false doctrine."
- Heloise. Heloise's Hints for Working Women. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1970.
"Whether [you're] working in an office, teaching, nursing, [or] doing volunteer work with the Red Cross or the Cub Scouts - go to it, gal, and don't feel guilty... Your home and family won't suffer." Heloise suggests "thousands of ways to shorten the hours you spend [on housekeeping] without skimping on the results."
- Perl, Harriet. Guidelines to Feminist Consciousness Raising. Los Angeles: H.M. Perl, 1979.
"[Consciousness Raising] meetings should not provide refreshments... Women are so conditioned to offering food in their homes that it is almost automatic to expect such service from them, and CR must be able to break away from this form of forced role-playing."
- Wade, Carlson. Shower Parties for All Occasions. South Brunswick: A. S. Barnes, 1973.
A shower is "a special kind of party that is given for someone else and etiquette prevails because it calls for gift-giving amongst friends." This book suggests new ideas for shower themes, games, and gifts.
- Webb, James Lewis Adrian and Bart Houseman. The Woman’s Guide to Confident Home Repair. New York: Ventura Books, 1979.
“[Women] are not inherently non-mechanical; they have been educationally deprived by their society and then trained to believe that their aptitude is low.” Originally published under the title You Don’t Need a Man to Fix It Book, this manual covers electrical repair, plumbing, hanging pictures, using tools, and more.
- Wilson, Angela M. and David Stewart Wilson. Cosmopolitan’s Living Together (Married or Not) Handbook. New York: Avon, 1976.
This guide for the co-habitating couple discusses communication, sex, mutual friends, household budgeting, choosing a place to live, and the two-career marriage.
The Ladies' Home Journal Art of Homemaking:
Heloise's Hints for Working Women