No dates for speeders

If Aristophanes's Lysistrata was rewritten to be set in Memphis during the 1930s, it could be about all the young women banding together to refuse to date any boys who drove faster than the speed limit.

Pretty Mary Agnes Peeples, 19, is taking an active part in the campaign to make Memphis, Tenn., the safest city in 1939. Mary is wearing a "30" button which means she promises to observe the 30-mile speed limit and will refuse to date boys who violate the speed laws.

Pittsburgh Press - Feb 26, 1939

A better quality picture of Mary Agnes:

     Posted By: Alex - Sat Oct 09, 2021
     Category: Gender | 1930s | Cars

A.K.A.: "No Fast Women Here."
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 10/10/21 at 03:03 AM
Why does this remind me of the little tag found in a box of underwear: Inspected Bu Number 30, who was inspected by Number 19?

No girl in my school would have dared wear that pin. Anything with a number on it was supposed to show how many 'boyfriends' she'd had Saturday night.
Posted by Phideaux on 10/11/21 at 08:29 PM
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