Image graphic How Lovable are You?
A survey in The Ladies’ Home Journal, 1947.
The Journal’s motto “Never underestimate the power of a woman” has become a widely-riffed meme.

In the second-wave-feminist 1970s, it was commonplace to hear the lament “a woman has to be twice as good as a man to get half as far.”

In view of the dismaying news of this election season, I have begun to wonder whether that wasn’t a significant underestimate.