I am a housewife (I do try to work for money when I can, but I could not support my family as it is and I work flexibly) but I am not a feminist. I am a housewife and so I want to understand how other housewives (especially housewives by choice) could support a movement committed to vilifying their life style choices. Read through the comments on this article, for evidence of feminist vilifying the traditional gender roles.
I know that the typical answer to the feminist housewife dilemma is that ”feminism is about choice”. So I want to ask some questions about choice:
- Is affirmative action in favor of working and educating women about choice?? Or is it about the choice to work and limiting the choice with respect to males available to support the house-wife lifestyle??
- Is it also about choice when they claim that 50% of the population is female therefore 50% of scientist, judges and politicians should be female??
- Is it also choice when feminism ignores the many polls that show that women want the choice to stay at home more so than the choice to work??
To feminist housewives who choose to be housewives feminism is not about choice. It is about creating a world in which the differences between men and women are ignored at all cost. And feminism does not respect your choice to be a housewife. Yes feminism has done good things and it is not the source of all things evil but it is certainly one driving force behind reducing the choices of women.
It is one driving force dedicated to taking away the housewife option from women, and dedicated to destroying the patriarchy through encouraging female independence and enforcing policies that take away the choice to stay at home and replace it with only the choice to work.
In a society where most women do work and where more women want the option to stay at home can you feminists housewives please explain to me why you are still feminists????