Career or Love?

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Because I can’t resist…

Slate published this delicious quiz from an early 1950s magazine called Girlfriend. The quiz was titled  “What Are You Best Fitted For: Love or a Career?” The test asks readers to answer a string of questions about situations and preferences. A preponderance of “No” answers marked the reader as destined for marriage. The questions paint career women in a pretty unfriendly light; apparently we dislike men and have no interest in romance. Thank goodness for Helen Gurley Brown, who some 20 years later let us know we could have both.

I love that this screen shot has some woman’s answers penciled in  – she was destined for marriage and true love.


Love or career quiz

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