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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: fountainoffilth
2009-07-11 04:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the replies.

I believe women should be able to choose whatever path works for them, and allow other women to do the same.

I would not suggest my path for most women, as my situation is unique. My husband's self employed and at the top of his field. I handle the housework and help him with his work when he needs it.

I'm encouraged to have my own hobbies, interests, and all that jazz. I wouldn't have been able to get a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, have a podcast that's on it's 3rd year, or tinker away at my novel if I had a job outside the house. I was also supported in recovering from anorexia and from distancing myself from my emotionally abusive Mom and older sister.

And, most importantly, I'm home to take care of my husband, who's currently suffering from chronic pain. It's no picnic, but this is part of what marriage is about.

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