Dating Disasters: Should You Go Dutch?

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“Maybe you feel a little guilty knowing that at least three-fourths of Bill’s allowance goes down the bottomless pit labeled ‘steady dating.’

Should you share part of the burden? If so, how? Some girls have gone topsy-turvy on this score and have established a revolutionary system in which the girl pays 50 per cent of the bills.

Sounds wonderful, but almost always it flops. Boys usually like the system at first, but after a few dates in which they play second fiddle, they begin to feel like sissified heels and their eyes begin to wander to the glamor girls (not gold diggers) who make them toe the mark.

In the beginning the girl feels important and useful, but about the third date she begins to feel she is not out with a masterful, masculine boy, but a real Caspar Milktoast. Can she idolize this sort of boy? No! Emphatically no! Soon she is looking down her nose at him and admiring the fellow who will date her only half as much but will take the lead in everything.”

Date Data

Takeaway: Sharing and equality will only bring ruin and send everyone running to unhealthy, controlling relationships. (Side note: Is there such a thing as a “masterful” teenage boy?)

(Image via Collecting Children’s Books)

Love Made Me Lewd

“A vast majority of such poor girls [who are promised love and marriage by beaus who want only sex] make their way to houses of ill-fame and give themselves over to a life of prostitution. Hardly one of these women, if married by the man who brought her to this condition, would have failed to make a true and loving wife and mother…”

– Dr. Hall’s Sexual Knowledge

 

Conveniently, we can now blame our exes for all of our sexual mistakes! Hooray!

7 Haunting Halloween Costume Ideas from Hersteria

It’s the third annual Hersteria Halloween costume guide! In posts past,  I’ve shown you a number of exciting costume ideas, including Sexy Rollerskating Widow with George Washington Eyes and Sir Phoneface. This year I’ve drummed up even more thrilling and chilling disguises, sure to scare/entertain/allure/what-have-you. Let’s get to it!

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(via Collector’s Weekly)

Be the life of the Halloween party as an Eyeball with a Highball! Unfortunately, since television’s switch to digital, this costume only gets three local channels. 

 

Hersteria Halloween_Clark Gable mask
(via Vintage Everyday)

Don’t put that swimsuit away just yet! How about going as Sexy Clark Gable?

 

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(via the Daily Mail)

Don’t look now – it’s Mystery Swede!

 

(via Visual News)

No date to the Halloween party? No problem!

Take the Women Laughing Alone with Salad meme one further with this attractive Lonely Lettuce Woman costume!

 

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Gather your girl-friends, put on those bloomers, and borrow your brother’s ball – you’re now a “Women’s Basket-ball Team“!

Oh, I kid. Can you imagine such a thing?!

 

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Say, here’s one for the fellas! Grab a buddy and dress as the Creepy Twins from The Shining!

 

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Here’s another great idea for a group Halloween costume! I call it “The American Dream.

 

Happy Halloween, dear readers!

She Stoops to Chit-Chat

“If you are a gentleman, never lower the intellectual standard of your conversation in addressing ladies. Pay them the compliment of seeming to consider them capable of an equal understanding with gentlemen. You will, no doubt, be somewhat surprised to find in how many cases the supposition will be grounded on fact, and in the few instances where it is not the ladies will be pleased rather than offended at the delicate compliment you pay them. When you “come down” to commonplace or smalltalk with an intelligent lady, one of two things is the consequence, she either recognizes the condescension and despises you, or else she accepts it as the highest intellectual effort of which you are capable, and rates you accordingly.

– Decorum

Yes, at least pretend to think women are intelligent. Then let them go back to their hen parties and coupons and menstruating, or whatever witchery they’re up to nowadays.

VD: A Ho and Mo’!

“Nature has devised a retribution for illicit intercourse in the form of venereal disease. If the parties observe fidelity to their marriage vows, venereal disease is experienced in wedlock only on very rare occasions, and then through some accidental infection, as from contact with some public utensil, as a public water closet, a public towel or a drinking cup…

So prevalent are these venereal diseases among lewd women, whether prostitutes or clandestines, that specialists in the field say: ‘All lewd women are diseased part of the time, and some lewd women are diseased all of the time.’

– Dr. Hall’s Sexual Knowledge

 

That’s right: Nature came up with venereal diseases because you’re a filthy slattern.

Now, where my crafters at? I think someone needs to stitch that last quote onto a sampler.

 

whore cross stitch(Image via Monster IV Blood’s Etsy page)