Back in Time for Dinner·Video

Why the 1950s was a "terrible decade for women," explained in one minute.

“God forbid you guys show up and my lipstick’s not perfect.”
What would it be like if a modern Canadian woman had to adhere to the unattainable expectations of 1950s gender roles? On the second episode of Back In Time For Dinner, Tristan Campus has to live in the home and lifestyle of a perfect '50s housewife for one week, and she quickly discovers that all that sparkle and shine comes at a cost. 1:03

What would it be like if a modern Canadian woman had to adhere to the unattainable expectations of 1950s gender roles?

On the second episode of Back In Time For Dinner, Tristan Campus has to live in the home and lifestyle of a perfect '50s housewife for one week, and she quickly discovers that all that sparkle and shine comes at a cost.

Watch the video above for a snapshot of modern women vs. 1950s gender roles.

Watch how Tristan keeps it all together in the 1950s episode of Back In Time For Dinner (Thursdays at 8 p.m. / 8:30 NT on CBC).