Ep10 – Mail Order Brides

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They’ve been arriving from afar for centuries, but you won’t find them on Amazon with two-day shipping. We are wrapping up season 1 with the long and sorted history of mail-order brides. Who were the first mail-order brides? What circumstances sparked this phenomenon? And how has the mail-order bride industry changed over time?

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Sources:

Bommersbach, Jana. “Mail-Order Brides: Rosy-Cheeked Girls Stamp out Loneliness in the West.” True West Magazine, True West Magazine, 3 Aug. 2015, truewestmagazine.com/mail-order-brides/.“Go West, Young Woman!” Smithsonian National Postal Museum, Smithsonian Institute, 2018, postalmuseum.si.edu/Mail-OrderBrides/whenandwhere.html.
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“Mail Order Brides: A History of Love in the Wild West.” Ancestral Findings, Ancestral Findings, LLC, 23 Sept. 2018, ancestralfindings.com/mail-order-brides-a-history-of-love-in-the-wild-west/.
McAndrew, Frank T. “‘Mail Order Brides’ Still Exist: Is a ‘Mail Order Marriage’ Doomed to Be a Bad Match?” Psychology Today, Sussex Publishers, 4 Nov. 2015, www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/out-the-ooze/201511/mail-order-brides-still-exist.
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Simpson, Kelly. “Japanese Picture Brides: Building a Family through Photographs.” KCET, Public Media Group of Southern California, 31 July 2012, www.kcet.org/shows/departures/japanese-picture-brides-building-a-family-through-photographs.
Staff, Seattle Times. “President Signs Bill to Protect Mail-Order Brides after Washington State Cases.” The Seattle Times, The Seattle Times Company, 6 Jan. 2006, www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/president-signs-bill-to-protect-mail-order-brides-after-washington-state-cases/.
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Zug, Marcia. “The Mail-Order Brides of Jamestown, Virginia.” The Atlantic, The Atlantic Monthly Group, 31 Aug. 2016, www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/08/the-mail-order-brides-of-jamestown-virginia/498083/.

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Ep03 – Gloria Steinem Goes Undercover

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Gloria Steinem Goes Undercover

This week, Sarah recounts the occasion in 1963 when journalist Gloria Steinem went undercover as a Playboy Bunny at the famous New York City Playboy Club. Between the long hours, harsh demerit system, and sleazy clientele, it was an experience that Gloria would not soon forget. Gloria translated her Playboy Bunny experience into one of the most famous pieces of undercover journalism ever written. Grab your satin bunny ears and your 3-inch heels – it’s time for some rampant misogyny!

Sources:

Mills, Nicolaus. “Gloria Steinem’s ‘a bunny’s tale’ – 50 years later.” The Guardian. Guardian News and Media Limited, 26 May 2013.
Steinem, Gloria. “A Bunny’s Tale.” Show Magazine. May 1963: 90-93, 114-115.
Steinem, Gloria. “A Bunny’s Tale: Part II.” Show Magazine. June 1963: 66-68, 110-112.
Wang, Evelyn. “That time Gloria Steinem went undercover as a Playboy Bunny.” Dazed. Dazed Media, 13 September 2016.