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Egyptian Shumba
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  • The Tammys

[The Tammys - Egyptian Shumba]

Take my word for it, if you want to mop the floor and have more fun doing your chores than most people have at wild parties, this is the song you aught to play. This and some Chubby Checker. I had a good time last night; danced with my mop like it was my drunk high school prom date. Come to think of it I guess you could also play this song at actual wild parties. If you’re cool enough to go to those.


Agent Carter addresses the postwar fate of the female workforce:

During the Second World War, women proved that they could do “men’s” work, and do it well. With men away to serve in the military, women made airplanes and warships, munitions and tanks, working in technical and scientific fields for the first time. They enjoyed the work, the good pay, the opportunities for advancement, and the excitement of working with other women and men on important jobs.

Most wanted to continue working after the war ended, yet women’s employment was only encouraged as long as the war was on. Once the war was over, federal and civilian policies replaced women workers with men. Many were fired from their jobs so the returning veterans could be re-employed. (x + x)