While my interest in homesteading and such is growing, and I choose to cover my head (for my own reasons), the tired old "feminists just want to be men" thing really makes me want to smack the shit out of a bitch.
I'm a feminist because I believe women are human beings, and not "helpmeets." And all that shit about not disagreeing with your husband,
ever, even if he is wrong?? Fuck. All. That. That's plain old stupid.
If you're happy being a homemaker, fine, good for you. I have no quarrel
with it. But men can do it too. And women don't have to. I don't belong to
my father because I'm not married. I don't BELONG to any man. I'm not a
thing. I'm a human being.
Good for you. You found the line between Phyllis Schlafly and the nutjobs who condemn any woman who wants to work at home. The latter don't realize "women's lib" means women are free to make their own choices, including whether to be a homemaker.
THAT IS MY POINT EXACTLY! If its always about "choice" that the Libbers love to yelp about, them some women CHOOOOOSE to stay at home.
THIS WOMAN DIDN"T CHOOOOSE. She was RAISED and passed from her Daddy's stable to her Husband's stable like a mule.
But you nailed it.
I am a semi-retired medical professional and to relieve the stress of dealing with death all day, I garden and sew. Sewing is so relaxing for me. But if you ever told me I that I had to sew my own "modest" dresses..... I would hurl my Singer 501A (c.1961 looove it!) straight at your man meat and WOE BE UNTO YOU...
Edited by Paine, 16 July 2012 - 06:11 PM.