According to the book, The Ideal Woman has two sides. Her Angelic qualities and her Human qualities. The Angelic Qualities are as follows: 1: She understands men. 2: She has deep inner happiness. (Of course this inner happiness is expected to come from the knowledge that she is a pleasing wife) 3: She has a worthy character. 4: She is a domestic goddess.
In traditional 1950’s mentality these qualities emphasize a woman’s character which are described as pure, simple and generous. Sweet tempered, kindhearted, courteous, patient and compassionate. Her domestic qualities which are described as ‘a lofty sense of duty to her husband,’ conclude the angelic qualities of the ideal woman.
The human qualities are: 1: Femininity. 2: She radiates happiness (Stepford Wives anyone?), 3:Fresh, radiant health. 4: Child-likeness.
To the writer of this book, femininity equates ‘playing her submissive role admirably.’ Radiance is described as always being cheerful even in the face of trying circumstance.
The first assignment is to write down the following:
A: The angelic qualities you have.
B: The angelic qualities you lack.
C: The human qualities you have.
D: The human qualities you lack.
Completion of this assignment to follow.