Reaching from the middle of the twentieth century, when little girls dreamed of Prince Charming and Disney’s Cinderella graced movie screens, Carol Dyhouse charts the transformation of women’s love lives against radical social changes such as the passage of the Equal Pay Act, the acceleration of technological advancement, and improved access to contraception, bringing us up to the 2013 release of Frozen. How did the narrative change from a reliance upon being saved by Mr Right to an empowered message of sisterly love coming to the rescue?
The evolution of women’s love lives: a timeline
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