How to Be A Woman

How to Be A Woman

Instructions for Proper Female Behavior From Classroom Films of the 1940s-'80s

DVD - 2009
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As the daughters of the baby boom reached adolescence, the American school system struggled to educate them on matters of sexual and social development. For teachers, classroom films about such topics were considered a godsend. They depicted the reproductive system in anatomical detail or through puzzling symbolism. Beyond sex education, classroom films addressed a wide array of social issues, from the importance of cooking skills to self-defense and how to appear more pleasing to others.


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Dec 18, 2012

I really don't think that I'd be over-stepping myself if I were to say that I believe that even the biggest, macho-man jock in the world could very likely learn something of value from "How To Be A Woman"._____ Containing 15 shorts (some in color, some in b&w), running in length from 4 - 20 minutes, "How To Be a Woman" is a fairly entertaining compilation of classroom social guidance films for proper female behavior._____ These shorts that range from the 1950s to the 1970s are often quite laughable as, at times, they take the meaning of being naively brain-dead to a whole new level of absurdity._____ "How To Be a Woman" is, of course, the companion DVD to "How To Be A Man". Such sensitive issues brought to light here for the growing teenage girl are - How to make a sandwich (no kidding) - The importance of taking Home Economics - Improving your personality - Learning good manners - Saying "NO!" - And how to ward off being raped, using the "scratch & scream" method. (a priority-one concern, no doubt)_____ Check it out. "How To Be A Woman" tells you very clearly all that you really need to know about how to be a woman.


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