Dr. Isis’s sweet scibling BioE links to this vintage advertisement of a woman turned over her husband’s knee and spanked for bringing home the coffee without checking its “freshness.” It may be shocking to the modern liberated woman, but it is by no means unique. That period was littered with domestic violence in popular culture.
Figure 1: Back then real men like Desi Arnaz, Elvis, and John Wayne all took their wives to task when they were out of line and got too mouthy.
But, part of what I love about Bioephemera posting that advertisement is that these kinds of posts seem to bring the real winners out to comment. Winner and total dreamboat Art writes on BioE’s blog:
First, you don’t give a proper spanking through a skirt. Skirts and petticoats, the petticoats are a nice touch, should be lifted. Also she seems to enjoying it too much. And what is that on her wrist? Looks like a substantial bit of bling… [It] first one does have a playful edge expressed through the look on the ladies face that carries the scene so it isn’t entirely without some virtue.
How fortunate that Art is here to enlighten us on proper wife beating technique. Still, I couldn’t help but think that maybe Art was right in thinking that the ad wasn’t quite right.
I thought I’d take my hand at correcting it for him. Behind the cut for those of you at work…
Figure 2: Better