books0977:

Woman reading while striking a typewriter key, 1920s.
The typewriter-girl gave rise to a new cultural fascination with gendered roles, with how well those roles became firmly and strictly adhered to, and how they became deeply conflicting and problematical. The typewriter embodies the muddying of concrete gender roles: the “masculinity” associated with the realm of business, financial independence, and continuous labour becomes integral to the typewriter-girl’s cultural significance.

books0977:

Woman reading while striking a typewriter key, 1920s.

The typewriter-girl gave rise to a new cultural fascination with gendered roles, with how well those roles became firmly and strictly adhered to, and how they became deeply conflicting and problematical. The typewriter embodies the muddying of concrete gender roles: the “masculinity” associated with the realm of business, financial independence, and continuous labour becomes integral to the typewriter-girl’s cultural significance.