Reading everyone’s crash diet horror stories had me feeling kind of bummed. Then I looked at these photos of black cat auditions from 1961, and I felt better. Like, not all the way better…that burning hatred of a society that teaches women to hate their bodies is still in there somewhere, smoldering along at a simmer, just waiting for something else to ignite it…but for now, it’s subsided just a bit from all the “aw”-ing. Will these pictures do the same for you? Take a look and see.

(Via Retronaut)