Midway through the book she presents a reproduction of a 1912 flyer from the "Toronto Vigilance Committee." Besides the usual hysteria about white slavery and indecent literature, the TVC lists "alluring advertisements" as a source of concern:
Recently a number of persons have been advertising for lady stenographers, waitresses, etc., and when the applicants called, they would be rudely treated by being asked such questions as: 'Do you wish to have a good time, and make big money?' 'Do you smoke, play cards, dance, stand on your head?' 'Do you desire to go to wine suppers?' 'What are your measurements from your hips down?' One villain of a man induced one of the young girls to go to an establishment he operated on Bathurst Street, and there accomplished, possibly, the ruin of the girl. OUR SISTERS AND DAUGHTERS MUST NOT BE SUBJECTED TO THESE GROSS AFFRONTS!I have to agree. I HATE it when guys in bars ask me if I stand on my head.