The Good Wife Guide by taiche



Sizing Information

Small 21.9" x 16.4"
Medium 31.2" x 23.4"
Large 44.2" x 33.2"
Note: Includes a 3/16" white border


  • Printed on 185gsm semi gloss poster paper
  • Custom cut to three maximum sizes – A2, A1 & A0
  • 5mm white border to assist in framing
  • Tack them to your bedroom door, or frame

The Good Wife’s Guide is a magazine article rumored to have been published in the May 13, 1955 issue of Housekeeping Monthly, describing how a “good wife” should act. The text and supposed scan of the article have been widely circulated via email. Lack of corroborating evidence has cast significant doubt on its origins.
The article intends to represent an attitude of gender inequality that many no longer accept.
The footnote is my own.

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The image can be traced back to Wikimedia Commons … and here is the edited and abridged version!

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  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarabout 6 years ago

    The only one I could read was the last “A good wife always knows her place” …

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarabout 6 years ago

    OMG…what a pisser…“On the 14th May 1955 the author of the article was found dead with
    a vacuum nozzle up his arse.”…a definite fav….Hugs, Sally xoxoxoxoxox

  • BGlatzeder
    BGlatzederabout 6 years ago

    hooo! I am not a good wife LOL!!!

  • adgray
    adgrayabout 6 years ago

    Wonder what a good husband was? lol
    An oldie but a goodie and you have done it justice lol
    ☼ BRAVO !! ☼

  • cougarfan
    cougarfanabout 6 years ago

    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wonderful!!!!!!!!xoxox

  • sibel
    sibelalmost 5 years ago

    Daha neler ! what else ! “Prepare the children”. Everybody should be ready for the theater like stage decoration. And yeah, " a good wife always knows her place." :) “Eliminate all noise” , funny indeed !

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerabout 4 years ago

    Thanks for sharing my friend.I had a big laugh toooo !…Hugs..Tom

  • Carolyn Wright
    Carolyn Wrightabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your sale!!! What a hoot!!!!!!!!!

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