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MUSEUM OF MENSTRUATION AND WOMEN'S
Are you in
(November 1945, The American Girl
Ad for Kotex menstrual napkins
teaching etiquette to teenage girls right
after World War II
superhero with a similar name) by
The guy shaking hands - stupor-man
according to the first text block -
than all of them, wears glasses,
and light-color socks,
and his pants are too short and not
pressed. Are they rolled
THE ENLARGEMENT BELOW THE
Note that the girl leans slightly
forward to get a closer look at this
object; her hip hand indicates, "Oh,
boy, we're in for a great
time!" and she might punch him
ad forms 2/3 of the page
right: "[P]lumpish pigeon"
refers to a girl far slimmer than -
um, how do I say this? - slimmer
than most Americans we see today.
Just a thought. Oh, forget it.
cruel fate!: the poor boy
lives forever as "stupor-man" in a
I hope he became CEO of
Rolls Royce just to spite her.
He actually probably committed
suicide in an ad for Midol.
The girl thinks, "OMG, you little
creep! Remind me to wash my hand."
In the meantime, trying to make
small talk, he stammers, "Uh, gosh,
may I suggest Modess
instead of that Super Kotex you're
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