In the Doghouse (Misanthropic Misogyny Version) Early 20th Century Sexism and the Idiom Vernacular Photograph
In the Doghouse (Misanthropic Version) Early 20th Century Sexism and the Idiom Vernacular Photograph
In the Doghouse is an idiom. In the case above, a particularly misanthropic mysogynistic representation of dominant male culture of the 1930s or so. I presume it was all in good fun…but we'll never know. An astounding snapshot. You can see the real dog being entertained in the background, the filthy cur. Well, it wasn't his fault. Only a human can treat a human like a dog. As I write a companion blog called Vintage Sleaze, that a woman from the early 20th century would be posed like this comes as no surprise at all. Still, it seems to me an iconic snapshot depicting sexist mores, and believe me, they persist. The BBC has been running a series on Sexual Violence worldwide, and it has been gruesome. The planet certainly has a long, long way to go. One source traces the phrase origin to the book Peter Pan (!) in 1911, when author J. M. Barrie put the father Mr. Darling in the doghouse for not protecting his kids. At least he was a guy.
Anonymous Snapshot circa 1930 Collection Jim Linderman (Thanks and a tip "o" the hat to LL)
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