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This American news report from 1970 is so ridiculous, it’s hard to believe it’s actually real.
But sadly it is.
The reporter – a man, of course – was reporting on the Women’s Strike for Equality, which had been arranged to commemorate the 50th anniversary of women’s suffrage in America, and call for, amongst other things, equal rights in the workforce and social equality in relationships such as marriage
And proving just how much the strike was needed, the reporter concludes the segment with the following sentence:
‘Remember men, if you come to work tomorrow and your secretary refuses to do the filing, and then go home and find that your wife has refused to do the cooking, don’t blame them. Remember, you gave them the vote.’
Before signing off: ‘This is Mike Scott, male chauvinist’
Sexism may be far from dead, but we’ve sure as hell come a long way.