VI- "Jobless Women Hunger Also for Cleanliness" - Adela Rogers St. Johns - Los Angeles Examiner

VI- "Jobless Women Hunger Also for Cleanliness" - Adela Rogers St. Johns - Los Angeles Examiner

Shabbiness Breaks Their Morale, and Soap Is Precious – Hard Road – Writer Penetrates Further Into Grimm Reality

by: Adela Rogers St. Johns | publication date: December 25, 1931 | Publication: Los Angeles Examiner | pages: Section 2, p. 1, missing from microfilm: 16

". . .Remember, we're a silk stocking and lip rouge nation. It's been bred and trained into us. As women, by the greatest advertising campaigns in the world, we have been sold the ides of beauty, of grooming, of cleanliness. It hurts so to feel yourself slipping below the tide. Down and out, unemployed, hungry, we are still women. . ."

Adela Rogers writes a series in the LA Examiner about her experience posing as an unemployed, poor and friendless girl in Los Angeles. In the sixth part of her series, Adela describes the loss of morale that takes place within the army of unemployed women.

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