Ladies! Put down your red nail polish! This Marital Ranking scale from 1939 will let you know whether you even deserve to have a man. Fortunately, you’re living in an age where divorce is still frowned upon, so that’s good, but if you get enough demerits your husband will not let you go to the milliner’s for a new chapeau, and then you will look fucking ridiculous the next time you go dancing at El Morocco.

I wish I lived in 1939.

I would totally paint my nails bright green, or whatever color they seem to want. The answer is lime green, right?

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