1930s Marital Rating Scale

Clearly if I filled out this 1930s marital rating chart (wife edition), I’d fail miserably! I’d lose points on:

#1 – Slow in coming to bed
#5 – Wears red nail polish
#9 – Puts her cold feet on husband at night to warm them
#10 – Is a backseat driver

And lets not even talk about the whole “housekeeping” and dressing for breakfast part.Personally I find it ridic”¦ especially compared to the husband chart:


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Would you fail if you were a 1930s housewife?


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    poet, Guest @ 12:33 pm

    Oh wow, this is really sexist. The guy gets high scores for not being a near-abusive jerk, the gal only scarcely passes the test if she’s perfect… well, what does one expect.

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    oatmealpie 155 posts, Blushing bee @ 6:53 pm

    The full charts (50 demerits and 50 merits for each) are here: http://workingmommyisredundant.blogspot.com/2011/03/1930s-marital-rating-scale.html

    My fiance and I sat down and took this together. Many of the questions are amusing, but some are downright unfair–the wife is expected to be religious and go to church, but let the husband sleep in on Sundays. And the husband gets 20 points for being an “ardent lover,” but the most the wife can hope for is 10 for “reacting with pleasure and delight to marital congress.”

    Needless to say, my score was average while his was very superior. He is very pleased with himself, and I claim the chart is biased.

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