"By gazing backward at the repressed '50s men, we can congradulate ourselves at how far we have come. Only, we haven't," writes Jonathan Zimmerman.

He had read his mother's love letters from the 1950s, and came to conclude, along with the knowledge of other research, that men in the '50s were much more complicated and expressive than what our modern stereotype views of them suggest.

[via Jezebel]