Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Housewife Stigma


Like *most* women, I am a feminist! I am all for gender equality. But there is one thing that sort of bugs me. And it's not *most* feminists that do this, it's a select few, but sometimes it does come up and some people are extremely bothered by it. I respect all opinions, but I feel it's important for me to address this particular "taboo" subject. 

I want to be a Housewife. When I tell *some* people that they get a little offend like what I just said personally attacked them and changed their entire world view. I have always been of the mind that a woman or any person of any gender can be literally whatever they want to be; including a housewife/househusband. It's not a hard concept. As long as it is a choice then it's a valid choice. 

I have always had career goals. I'd love to write. I'd love to write for TV or movies. I'd love to write my own books and continue this blog as a career. I'd love to work in Hollywood. I'd love to own a business or restaurant. 

But above any of those goals, I want to be a wife and have children and make a home for my family. I actually like cleaning and cooking. I want to have 3-4 children and a happy husband and a well decorated and cozy home. There is nothing wrong with wanting that. 

Wanting to be a housewife, or even being a housewife, doesn't mean I'm not a feminist! 

I get the same reaction when I tell people that I'm okay with it all starting while I'm young. I've always been a firm believer in getting started young, baring that your partner agrees. Start when you're ready, and that's totally different for every person. There may be a scientific age that is recommended, but that doesn't mean you have to or should abide by it as law. I'm sort of a "why wait?" person. If I know, then I know. I've learned by this point to trust my intuition. 

Please don't take my word as law either. And my opinion isn't meant to sway you for or against being a housewife. I would just like to put a little importance on it being respected as a valid and purposeful life choice. Just so long as it is, indeed, a choice. 


3 comments:

  1. I totally agree with you ;)

    Rachael xx.
    theteacozykitchen.blogspot.co.uk

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