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Why Study Home Economics? (1955)

 |  Drama, Short  |  5 January 1955 (USA)
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Sisters Janice and Carol are trying to decide which classes to take next semester. Janice wants to take home economics, which leaves Carol stunned. "Why home ec?" she asks. Carol proceeds ... See full summary »

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Sisters Janice and Carol are trying to decide which classes to take next semester. Janice wants to take home economics, which leaves Carol stunned. "Why home ec?" she asks. Carol proceeds to take her to Miss Jenkins, the home ec teacher, who explains the virtues of learning cooking, sewing, and shopping ("present-day textiles cannot be judged with confidence just by casual examination"). Janice is convinced that her choice is the right one. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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This movie is really, really bad.
8 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Why Study Home Economics is a story of two sisters. One wants to take a home economics class in high school and her sister asks her "what can I learn from a home economics class that I can't learn from Mom?". The other reviews on this movie are actually referring to a different movie, 'The Home Economics Story' put out by Iowa State College at Ames. The Home Economics Story is a pretty good movie, I could see girls of the time getting excited about taking Home Economics because of it. Why Study Home Economics, on the other hand, is absolutely terrible. While both movies are scary for their portrayal of gender stereotypes, this movie would never inspire anyone to take home economics.


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