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Here Ya Go...Groovy Photos To Feed You Your Dose Of Daily Nostalgia!

Uncategorized | January 29, 2018

Here's a very stylish United Airlines stewardess in 1970.

Source: Pinterest

The sole purpose of airline stewardesses in the 1960’s was to serve and make sure they looked exceptionally good while catering to passengers. Now being a server in one thing... being required to wear a uniform is not unheard of... however, airlines had a habit of objectifying women. These were airplanes, not "Hooters". So in 1971, the National Organization for Women (NOW) protested against the airlines, accused them of being “sexist and degrading to women”. They focused on the National Airlines with their “Fly Me” slogan in particular. Not only did they scold airline for treating stewardesses as sex objects, but they also demanded that men should be hired and portrayed in company advertising too. 

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Lyra Radford

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Lyra spends her days exploring all shades of history. In her writing, she covers topics ranging from the 'groovy' to the downright strange. She enjoys books, movies, and strong coffee. She also fancies herself the world's greatest air hockey player. She learned the ins and outs of writing and producing film/television at Palm Beach State and The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. She is currently enrolled at Arizona State University studying psychology and writing. Her work has been featured by some of the most prolific sites on the web and she is the author of the travel guide "Two-Days Exploring Haunted Key West".