Not a woman, but technology like washing machines and dishwashers have made housework take a lot less time, to the point that being a full time stay home mom isn't necessary anymore. It made sense financially before that, but now it makes more sense mom to have a job, even if it means spending a portion of the extra income on services like house cleaning or daycare to make it work.
This honestly, being a housewife used to be a 24/7 full time job. Just doing the simple things like preparing food, laundry, and washing dishes would take literally all day and was utterly exhausting. It was fulfilling to do the role and you felt like you had a crucial purpose to your family and society. Nowadays, we can do all 3 in 30min. It's predictably unfulfilling when your most important role to society can be accomplished in an hour or two with modern technology. It makes sense that women used all that free time to figure out how to make more of their lives and time, but lately it's gotten too extreme and people forgot why we had the role of housewife in the first place. I think we will see in the coming decades a real effort to re-establish the nuclear family. Single parent households are broken households that produce broken people. Society as a whole needs to re-value the importance of a family with both a male and female head.
I just mean the time it takes to throw a load of laundry in the washing machine, load the dish washer and start it, and throw something in the microwave to eat is barely 30min. Just doing that alone 70 years ago would have taken forever.
>>53403198 >and throw something in the microwave to eat is barely 30min Nooo please don't do that. Unless it's leftovers and you're trying to conserve resources (as you should!) that's horrible...I'm so glad everyone in my family knows how to cook and many of my grandmothers' recipes lived on. When I saw the food we were served in school cafeteria and expected to grow and learn with i almost cried. People today don't know good food - they don't even know basic food like how to cook meatballs.
I live in a single person studio. If you consistently clean and do laundry every week, there is no reason you can't do all your house chores in a couple hours once a week.
>>53403509 I agree that it is not ideal, but it is the quickest way to make food consumable. My mom is a huge cooking lover, so I know what kind of multiple day effort goes behind a truly delicious and well prepared meal. I am just a lazy college student and will toss a pre-made soup in the microwave for 90 seconds and scarf it down with a plastic spoon.
>>53403648 >I am just a lazy college student and will toss a pre-made soup in the microwave for 90 seconds and scarf it down with a plastic spoon. Oh anon if we lived close to each other I would cook you a meal I cry for you, how can you study and be well eating like not a full man? No no. As we say not many people know how to cook but I hope you can find a girlfriend who will satisfy you and help you. Such a sad state of affairs.
Food just isn't that important to me man. I keep big bags of chicken breasts in my fridge that I grill on a George Foreman for protein after I work out, and I will sometimes go to my university's dining hall. I do agree I need to meet someone who will cook for me though. I have been talking with an Italian qt for a bit and we have a date this week so maybe I will have some spaghetti in my near future.
>>53403648 >>53403648 >I live in a single person studio. If you consistently clean and do laundry every week, there is no reason you can't do all your house chores in a couple hours once a week. I take perhaps 4-6 hours a week for me alone in a small apartment. Taking of a couple of kids and house takes alot of time, and nobody would be satisfied with getting a microwaved meal everyday.
>>53402129 >Can you explain to me what is so wrong about this pic? What is so bad about being housewife? Nothing and nothing. The wrong thing is that in those times women doing anything other than being a housewife didn't have a good connotation. Even today an independant and strong woman scares away a lot of people that only have power to offer. I have lots of friends that want to be housewives and explore everything they can do while in their houses and personally I don't see nothing bad about it. Maybe a bunch of more radical feminists would scold them but they're would be free to stop being housewives whenever they want and they were not forced into it.
>>53402129 i wouldn't mind being a housewife when my kids are young but it makes no sense once they're old enough to attend school. like another anon said modern technology takes care of 90% of the shit housewives had to do back in the day. i would have nothing to do all day while my husband and kids are away
also i've noticed many of the men whining about not having housewives are NEETs and losers. as bitchy as it sounds i grew up in an upper middle class family and if my husband wants me to be his housewife he'd have to make enough to provide the same standard of living to me and our kids
>>53404216 >many of the men whining about not having housewives are NEETs and losers They're accustomed to have a mother-nanny relationship and they want to perpetuate it to never leave they comfort zone.
>>53402129 >What is so bad about being housewife? Complete dependence on another person for your subsistence, with little real recourse if things turn out badly. This dependence then likely results in a relationship of subservience, since you're pretty much at the mercy of someone else.
>Oh look I'm completely unemployable, and if my marriage fails completely I can... >uh... shit.
Housewives were only a short-lived blip in human history. Most people lived in the countryside as farmers and wives (like everyone in the family) helped in the fields doing backbreaking labour. Only the small urban population had housewives. Housewives being the majority of married women probably lasted just a generation or two depending on your country's history.
>>53404407 I think it was the urbanization that caused the stereotypical housewife. If you live out in the woods with plantings and food animals it wouldn't make sense for a woman (or children!) to do nothing. My aunties would learn to cook, sew and so on from my grandmother and my father would learn carpentry, to repair and maintain the home and doing manual labour. Will we ever see a return? I don't think so...
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