Talk:Annie Glenn

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This article was nominated for deletion on 21 July, 2005. The result was to keep. An archived record of this vote can be found here.

Proper sentence structureEdit

If anyone feels that I have got the sentence structure wrong regarding the bullet points, please feel free to correct it. I'm referring in particular to the full stop after the last bullet point. Jdhowens90 17:44, 21 July 2005 (UTC)

Overreliance on the Astronaut Wives ClubEdit

I'm a little concerned about the "Influence during the Space Race" section of this article. It relies almost exclusively on The Astronaut Wives Club as its source not just for facts, but also for (potentially controversial) overarching conclusions about what those facts said about contemporary society. Things like "during this time of national anxiety, Americans found security in their values of family, patriotism, and consumerism, all of which were embodied in Glenn," "during the 1950s, the desire to have a perfect family life was so ingrained in societal values it seemed to Americans a harmonious family life was necessary for national security," "there was a quiet but prevalent understanding that women needed to pursue a peaceful marriage as a way to support the United States during the Cold War," "Glenn was also an indirect propagator of the American value of consumption," and "as a result of Glenn and the other members of the Astronaut Wives Club, women across the U.S. were inspired to be brave and of course, to buy the same consumer goods Glenn and the other wives had in their homes" may all be true, but to simply state all of these things as fact because one author said so (even if she is the most notable author on this topic) seems like a classic case of Template:One source. -Elmer Clark (talk) 05:42, 20 May 2020 (UTC)

Yes, I will agree with that. Except for the introductory paragraph, the whole section "Influence during the Space Race" consists of references to the book The Astronaut Wives Club (book). I rephrased the section to more accurately attribute the content as Koppel's analysis of Glenn's role. Skepticalgiraffe (talk) 15:07, 20 May 2020 (UTC)
Excellent solution, the section is much better now. -Elmer Clark (talk) 20:53, 20 May 2020 (UTC)
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