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Are You A Good Wife?


Take this 1939 “marital rating scale” to find out…

Oh, boy. This thing really needs no introduction or commentary. Okay, maybe a slight introduction. Psychologists have unearthed the Wife’s Chart of the Marital Rating Scale, which was originally designed by a Northwestern counselor to provide feedback on troubled marriages.

Men rate their wives on a scale of 1 to 5 on things such as, “Has meals on time,” “Slow in coming to bed—delays till husband is almost asleep,” and oddly, “Wears red nail polish.”

Check it out here.


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