By the early 1970s DC was offering girls and young women dating advice in the form of therapist Page Peterson. The format never varied: a girl had some manner of “problem” with a guy, and visits Page to get some timely insights into how she should modify her behaviour.

In this example, “dream-boat” Bruce is far too busy to bother with Regina, so our plucky heroine seeks sagely advice from Page. Page explains that Bruce is clearly just not that into her (topical, huh?), and Regina decides that he’s not worth the bother. Right on. Feminism and female empowerment in action.

You’ll note that Page was no great shakes at spelling — or perhaps that was editor Dorothy Woolfolk…

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