"WANTED: FEMALE. Preferably age 23-25. Position to be filled is that of wife and mother. Accepted applicant will have responsible position as fully equal partner. Position requires professional talents: background in child training, home decorating, money management. Experience as first-class chef and seamstress necessary. Must be avid reader with wide variety of interests. Some experience in buying and selling real estate, though not essential, would be useful." This, of course, is an idealistic "want ad." Such an ad might continue: "Position requires positive mental outlook. Employer does not subscribe to the definition of a housewife as one who does not work for a living. "Employer guarantees a balance between romanticism and realism.
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