Saturday, February 8, 2020

Tradwives: the women looking for a simpler past but grounded in the neoliberal present



Too much work in our Protestant Work Ethic culture, but only the wealthy can afford to have housewives.



The current toxic always-on work culture 
must be understood as a key factor facilitating the rise of this retro-movement. As overload work culture has become common in many developed countries, governments have also been cutting vital resources that help support families and communities. Combined with entrenched gendered social norms, the burden of care disproportionately falls on women. Even relatively privileged women therefore find it difficult to live up to the popular feminist ideal of “work-life balance”.





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Tradwives: the women looking for a simpler past but grounded in the neoliberal present

4 comments:

Ryan Harris said...
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Andrew Anderson said...

Too much work in our Protestant Work Ethic culture

Wage slavery comes from ignoring (nay, MOCKING) the Bible wrt usury (any positive interest rate, cf. Deuteronomy 23:19-20 and wrt land ownership, cf. Leviticus 25.

Make no mistake, the Bible extols work but not at the expense of justice, cf. The Exodus from Egypt nor at the expense of needed rest (e.g. Sabbath Days, Sabbath Years, yearly feasts and festivals, etc).

But don't take my or anyone else's word about the Bible - read it yourself.

Bob said...

From boredom to exhaustion?
Funny how the circle turns.

Matt Franko said...

Females are superior tactical managers... we need them in the game..