Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Date Ideas - Learn Karate and Fight Racism


What's not to love about this romance comic book text featurette describing fun and inexpensive things to do with your sweetheart? Not only age appropriate for a teenage audience, it confronts all sorts of gender norms.

"After all, there's no reason why
a woman shouldn't be able to hammer a nail,
or a man sew up a hem." 

Perhaps the most intriguing part of the entire piece is the well-meaning suggestion at the end to tackle racism together by visiting "one of the black groups in your town and ask them what you can do." 1972 -- you were awesome. 

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"Things You Can Do With Him"
Young Romance #184
(July 1972)

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