No, the whole thing is an urban legend which, I think, is a euphemism for hoax. I too learned it the hard way.
wishful thinking more like...
Abi: Ya, you're right. Thank god it isn't genuine. Now I feel stupid for getting all worked up about it. :)Pipa: If it is genuine, I wonder how much it was actually followed.
Patriarchy is well and alive. Today, in many so-called liberal households. These things about the 50s, if true, are amusing but unsurprising.
@Anon: Yes, I know patriarchy is still alive and kicking, and not just in the "backward areas". But at least it isn't so blatant now.
Some would say- they had ethics then;)
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