A while back, I posted about codifying attire at Hooters, Playboy Club, and Disneyland. Today, I’d like to share something amazing (as in, I am amazed) on a similar topic that I came across while researching the cartoons of Clifford K. Berryman.
Cartoons about gender norms and expectations interest me, so while I was looking for national representations in Berryman’s collected works, I saved this cartoon to investigate further:
Little did I know that it would lead me down a rabbit hole of research (oh, wait, I kind of knew that might happen – see THIS ENTIRE BLOG), with scintillating results (if reading about board of education debates fits your definitions of “scintillating”). Here is a newspaper article explaining the school board’s decision: