When women used to be depressed or were not “taking care of their men” properly their husbands could send them to the psych ward for attitude adjustments. This was part of conditioning them to always wear a smile. They believed that if a woman saw herself smiling that it would become natural practice and that she would be “cured”. This often went along with shock therapies.
This gives a whole new level of creepiness to when random men tell you to smile.
except this is total bullshit and not a gendered issue why can’t people stop spreading misinformation
this is one of the pictures of the "smile club", made to, and i quote “o counteract the suicide craze [in world war I] it was originally begun more as a joke by Professor Jeno and a hypnotist named Binczo, but somehow it caught on. The organisers have now a regular school and guarantee to teach the Roosevelt smile, the Mona Liza smile, the Clark Gable smile, the Dick Powell smile, the Loretta Young Smile, and various other types, the rates varying according to the difficulties encountered.”
here are other photos to prove that this wasn’t some “husbands sent women for psych wards”
this isn’t about men telling women to smile holy shit you people really have to make up gendered issues willy fucking nilly i cant fucking believe this