Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Mexican Ephemera

A few pamphlets I picked up from a church outside of Guadalajara, Mexico. There were many to choose from, and I stood there for awhile deciding which ones I would buy. Yes, you have to buy these informational and educational brochures. I think they fall into the category of Catholic propaganda. In the end, I settled on two: one about “the forgotten people.” According to the booklet (with some help from AdRi’s Translation Services) , you ought to get married because if you don’t, you’re going to die alone. Damn individual thinkers.
And then there’s the fearful feminist liberation. Check out the illustration clip art circa 1972. She’s hardcore. And GASP. It looks like she’s wearing career wear. NO! Basically it’s a list of do’s and don’ts, and what duties a wife, mother and daughter have to their families. There’s quite a frightful section about adultery. Aaah. Feminism leads to adultery. OF COURSE!

For a full listing of the many pamphlets available, you can find this huge honkin’ list here .


P.S. I had hoped to provide you with more text and transcripts but unfortunately, AdRi's Translation Services is closed for the evening.


sttropezbutler said...

We'll see these coming soon from our local Republican Party I'm sure.

Delay wins again in TEXAS...which speaks volumes if you are listening.


Zoe said...

Is that 5.00 pesos?

What is that in Euros? Oops, I mean in U.S. Dollars?

The dollar used to be backed by gold and now it's backed by oil...

Kami said...

Wow. Very scary.