Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Far, yet not so far, from the Kantō plain

Japan 2014. USAToday: Japan looks for a few good women to revive economy

Pittsburgh 1947:

(Pittsburgh) will, however, slowly decline unless new industries employing women and those engaged in the production of consumer goods are attracted to the area. 

From the "Long Range Outlook for the Pittsburgh Industrial Area," Econometric Institute, stamped February 12, 1947. Ancient history for Pittsburgh?  In some ways yes, but this was a region that was still pretty convinced that there were jobs for men, and different jobs for women into the 1970s


Anonymous marketdiamond said...

Aw yes, the 1970s, Mary Tyler & Maude on TV and in our fair city the predictable backlash to any social movement, who knew Pittsburgh would be so instrumental nationally in something other than sports that decade.

But then again maybe a ton of stay at home wives of steel workers have them to thank, 7 years later Judge Papadokas would refuse bank foreclosures on newly unemployed steel workers. Perhaps he was trying to save face for this 'rally to sisterhood' incident:

And then there is always the Supreme Court landmark Pittsburgh Press Co. v. Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations decision earlier in the decade.

Makes one wonder who had more 'sacks' in the era Upper St. Clair's Eleanor Smeal or Jack Lambert. Also makes one wonder who's impacted our lives more.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 4:21:00 PM  
Anonymous DBR96A said...

Yeah, bashing the city because of its social climate 40 fucking years ago is not only productive, but relevant too.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 9:13:00 PM  
Anonymous marketdiamond said...

Lost you at the F bomb, and 1947 is more than 40 years ago. That was very not intelligent nor enlightened, but did make me laugh.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 11:56:00 PM  
Anonymous DBR96A said...

You were talking about the 1970's, which is roughly 40 years ago.

Thursday, January 16, 2014 12:23:00 PM  
Anonymous marketdiamond said...

All cool, you'll still vote for me in '16 cause:


Thursday, January 16, 2014 3:18:00 PM  

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