“JB often in her posts probably shocks many; but she is in fact merely voicing truths about men & women that were received wisdom back before 1970. You know – back when sex was so hot it was actually *desirable* – back before the worlds of sex, love, romance, relationships, and marriage got taken over by a ruling class of pussies and neurotics and liars.”
One of the comments on this article by Judgybitch:
I am old enough to remember the 1970s well and the 1960s fairly well. I do remember very different attitudes. There did seem to be a tacit acceptance, by most people, that a man had the right to discipline his wife. And a general acceptance that hysterical women had to be got under some kind of control. People might, for example, say of a silly young woman that she “should have her bottom spanked”.
Ordinary sitcoms reflected this. Wives would say that their husbands were in authority … even in TV programs of a secular nature. I remember girlfriends in TV dramas remarking airily that their man might hit them if they got out of line. Nobody thought anything of it. There was a play we studied at school, a contemporary Australian one, that ended with a joke about a man still having a whip. That is, a whip he might use on his girlfriend.
One of the wittiest and most admired jokes in a play by Noel Coward was that “women should be struck regularly – like gongs”.
Things have changed.
On the other hand, women back then did not buy trashy books about extremes of male dominance like 50 Shades of Grey …