5 thoughts on “The resigning housewife

  1. And I assume you don’t kill your own poultry. I have this as a postcard from you. AWESOME picture !!! Greetings from Germany. Miss You.

  2. I’m very sure that many housewives back then did NOT look like that and quite a lot of them felt like failures for not not living up the expected standard.
    “The key event that marked the reemergence of this movement in the postwar era was the surprise popularity of Betty Friedan’s 1963 book The Feminine Mystique. Writing as a housewife and mother (though she had a long story of political activism, as well), Friedan described the problem with no name the dissatisfaction of educated, middle class wives and mothers like herself who, looking at their nice homes and families, wondered guiltily if that was all there was to life was not new; the vague sense of dissatifaction plaguing housewives was a staple topic for women’s magazines in the 1950s. But Friedan, instead of blaming individual women for failing to adapt to women’s proper role, blamed the role itself and the society that created it” (Norton, Mary Beth, A People and a Nation, p. 865. 2005. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company.)
    (quoted from Wikipedia)

    • Wow, Andrea! You sure have done your homework!
      Well, it took me a day (and some heavy-duty photoshopping!) to make me look like that, so I don’t think it’s going to happen again anytime soon:-D…
      I’m sure a lot of women, even today, feel a little frustrated when the days fly by and all you can say you’ve done is to prevent the children from killing each other. Luckily, there are a lot more options for women today than back then.

      If not, I know I would be the first one locked up – as a prevention measure. LOL!

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