Housewives vs. working women. Who wins?
January 9, 2019 8:57am CST
No, I'm not talking about tv series Desperate Housewives or, I could. Watching last year Mona Lisa Smile with Julia Roberts about female college in the 1950s, where girls were studying until they got married, got me thinking about these oppositions. In the movie, in this one scene, Julia Robert's charachter encourages Julia Stiles's charachter that she can do whatever she wants to do while she' s still married, to finally got an answer that Julia Stiles is pretty content with taking care only of her family and, she stated, that doesn't make her any less smart. I've heard or witnessed those assumptions that housewives don't have any education or that they mock working women for not knowing to bake any cake (women and cake steretype still lasts though) while working women find (just like J. Roberts) that taking care of a family is a simple task. I mean, we could work on both positions. No position is less important or put down unless we want to dominate only our point of view. What do you think?
9 people like this
• United States
Loved the movie. I had a career, which I left for 11 years until my eldest was in 7th grade (old enough not to need a baby sitter). Then I returned to work. Staying home didn't make me less smart, but enriched me in many ways. It also helped me to be a more understanding and compassionate teacher.
• United States
I NEVER look down on a woman for being a housewife. There is plenty of hard work that goes into that just like anything. What is sad to me is that nowadays it's hard to have a single income household, and so many women have to go out and work to help pay the bills. I could afford to let my wife stop working...but I am greedy. AND, we never had kids, so there is no reason for the wife to be at home all day.
• Los Angeles, California
Being a housewife is just as demanding and hard working if not more than working a shift. Nothing of it is reflective on intelligence. There are certain high ranking powerful professional political women whose intelligence can be debated.
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
Being raised by a housewife, I realised,sadly, later, that it's much more than baking cakes or babysitting. Some of the professional athlets coouldn't do it. I don't follow politics but, I'm sure you know what you're talking about. From political stage in my country, when I followed it, there are many slowly advanced people. Both men and women and, it makes me sick.