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Housewives and feminism [Jul. 10th, 2009|11:08 am]
Child Free: Feminism


Elsewhere on LJ, I got crap from someone because I stated that I'm proud to be a loving, supportive wife, and that I'm happy with being the "great woman behind the great man." Apparently, to some, being a happy housewife means I can't have my own life and that I cater to my husband's every whim. *eyeroll*

So.... I'm asking y'all.... can a happy housewife still consider herself a feminist?

[User Picture]From: bouncin_frog
2009-07-11 03:54 pm (UTC)
Agreed but when you have children in the mix, you can't call yourself a feminist if you're teaching the girls to grow up as subservient, child bearing housekeepers and teaching the boys to be breadwinners. Nor can you if you're putting up w/an abusive husband who tells you what to do or abuses you in any way (locks you in the house, physically beats you, etc).

Otherwise, what one woman does is her business. It's just not an experience I'd ever relate to since I get bored & did a lot of schooling.
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