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Eight-Hour Men and Fourteen-Hour Wives? Oh, Hell No!


There is no doubt that when women were known to work incredibly long hours, cooking, cleaning, taking care of the children, scrubbing the floors, all while expected to look perfect at that. But considering that back in 1893 Gold Dust washing power – despite attempting to be helpful – claimed that “Fourteen-Hour Wives of Eight-Hour Men, need Gold Dust Washing Powder to enable them to get through work as early as their husbands.” Talk about demeaning, maybe she could be as “efficient” as her husband if he actually got off his butt and helped her, amiright?