“Exposing the ‘Abortion Medicine’ Racket” (Physical Culture, May 1940)

“We are not concerned here with a problem of morals. It is not our real concern to establish why women feel that they are unable to face the admittedly large task of motherhood. Whatever the reasons may be, economic, or for reasons of fear or shame, the medicine is sold. Unlike most rackets, this most ugly of all does not serve any need. It is … Continue reading “Exposing the ‘Abortion Medicine’ Racket” (Physical Culture, May 1940)

Is a pretty face the key to successful living? Physical Culture investigates (May 1940)

This post is a part of the Historical Context series, where I share excerpts from my vintage magazine collection. One common misconception about American society is that we’ve become more and more obsessed with physical attractiveness and beauty as time as gone on. How many times have you seen someone post one of those graphics (usually using a photo of Marilyn Monroe) that paints a … Continue reading Is a pretty face the key to successful living? Physical Culture investigates (May 1940)