Saturday, June 07, 2008

Very Superior?

I find it hard to believe. Maybe it's due to making sure my children have a religious education. Or perhaps it's my lack of red nail polish. The 1930's Marital Scale is an unsettling look at the ideal spouse of days gone by.

87

As a 1930s wife, I am
Very Superior

Take the test!



Thanks to the always entertaining Red Molly for this much needed distraction.

4 comments:

ElizO said...

Oh, dear, I only rated an average! I better stop using that red nail polish!

beth h said...

As soon as I saw "Husband" and "Wife", I knew that I could not take the test. As with most surveys and other things pertaining to marriage, this one's gender-based in the assumptions it makes, which means it cannot possibly speak with any pretense of accuracy to the realities of a same-sex marriage.

Another fifteen minutes of my time saved. Phew!

Magpie Ima said...

It doesn't "speak with any pretense of accuracy to the realities" of any marriage I can think of except maybe that of my grandparents. Which is why I was stunned with my result.

RedMolly said...

Wow, you must "respond to marital congress with delight." Hee hee hee.

And I don't think this test would've been particularly applicable to my grandparents' marriage, either--not maternal, not paternal. My grandpas both seemed pretty happy with their wives, and my maternal grandma was a hard-drinking, sailor-mouthed life-of-the-party type who wouldn't have been caught dead without her dangly earrings and red nail polish (and I think her husband enjoyed watching her flirt her way across the dance floor at the Officers' Club).