i reFUSE TO BELIEVE NO ONE IN THE 40’S WANTED THIS PUNK ASS BLOND HAIR BLUE EYED MOTHERFUCKER
LOOK AT HIM
LOOK HOW PRET TY
Mostly because in the 40s and 50s they had goddamn handbooks describing how diminutive and self deprecating a woman had to be in order to be an appropriate spouse. He was a sweet heart but a small, sickly dude and the way communities worked back then (and still do) a lot of people would rather cut off a limb than deal with the social stigma of not being the perfect wife in the perfect relationship because it would still be somehow her fault that she “settled”. The desire to fit social “norms” also spawned some of the grossest ethical and medical violations I’ve ever seen in modern medicine all the way from harvesting human growth hormone from unclaimed dead dementia patients to give to boys because they didn’t think they were going to grow tall enough (unfortunately this led to a number of these individuals developing Creuztsfeltd-Jakobs Disease from tainted doses), to overdosing prepubescent women that were growing “too tall” with such a significant amount of estrogen that they would bleed so profusely they had to wear rubber pants and many times developed mutations to their eggs that made their children infertile. In neither case was it ever proven that the eventual height of the person was ever affected by the treatments.