Coverage of Rosie the Riveter in Ken Burns’ documentary The War was excellent, but made no mention of the ways in which male employers had to adjust (or thought they did, anyway) to a sudden culture shift in the workplace. The same sexist culture that had previously kept women out of anything but secretarial jobs resulted in some jaw-droppingly sexist attitudes toward women newly involved in manufacturing. cf: 11 Tips on How to Handle Women Employees, originally printed in the July 1943 issue of Transportation Magazine.
3. General experience indicates that “husky” girls – those who are just a little on the heavy side – are more even-tempered and efficient than their underweight sisters.
Whoa. Or this:
8. Give every girl an adequate number of rest periods during the day. You have to make some allowances for feminine psychology. A girl has more confidence and is more efficient if she can keep her hair tidied, apply fresh lipstick and wash her hands several times a day.