Monday, September 26, 2016

Sixty Years Ago This Week

Monday Cartoon Day.

This is where I left off, I think.

A truely remarkable series that represents American cartooning in the fifties at it's safest (but still well drawn).


Smurfswacker said...

Reading these harmless cartoons it's difficult not to notice the casual sexism underlying many of them. Today Americans romanticize the honest, hard-working, upwardly-mobile fifties. But read their magazines, watch their TV shows, and one is overwhelmed by the level of misogyny in both entertainment and advertising.

Ger Apeldoorn said...

Yeah, but I sort of miss it. I don't think it actually is misogyny, I think it is venting. I am afraid there is more misogyny these days and less venting/more taboos. And I don't know if those two facts are related. I honestly don't, maybe the new generations have found a better way to deal with their negative feelings than sarcastic humor.