Sunday, April 18, 2010

Laughing at women

Or, The Joke's On Them Because Women Are Laughing, Too!

Well, some of us are.

Honestly. I'd have made such a good 50's housewife, minus a few annoying glitches. Like stockings. I don't understand stockings. They itch, they're uncomfortable, they're fragile and a pain to wash, they don't really hide anything or keep you warm. Whoever invented stockings should be strangled with a girdle!

To wit: sheer nonsense, pardon the pun:

But I've never burnt beer and I'm smart enough to throw away the evidence
of a botched dinner, call for delivery pizza and all is good.
See? I ought to teach these ladies the art:

Mirror, mirror, on the wall,
Who's the smartest one of all?
Plus I'm cute so I got it all covered.

Nothing wrong with doing the dishes after dinner.
After all, most men suck at it so why clean up after them?
Everyone knows dishwater destroys one's delicate hands so then
husband has to fork over money for a manicure.
And a pedicure, because that's how salons do it.

It's not sexist, it's how things were done and then women went and burned their bras and look at the mess we're in. If you don't have a job or a working title, you're not considered a valuable member of society. "Housewife" is uttered in the same hushed tones as "useless", "lazy" and "unliberated".

Er, pardon me but who here is tired of working 40 hours a week for a paltry salary, rushing home to take care of the kids, groceries, laundry, dinner and a semblance of a social life?

Yeah, that's it ladies: time for a revolution!

I'm un-burning that bra, putting on an apron, fixing my husband a hot dinner when he comes home from work and freaking loving it! :-D

/end of Life Is For Living Not Slaving post/


Vegas said...

I did the washing up tonight - what's up with that? :D

Lady Banana said...

I was a housewife while my kids grew up, it was sometimes boring but I felt it was the right thing to do at that time.

It's a pity more Mums can't do it now with all these messed up kids around :(

Posh Totty said...

I like to refer to myself more a stay at home mum than housewife, don't get me wrong, I do look after the home too, but my children are my main priority.

That said, I am very very lucky in that Mr Posh is one in a million and cooks, cleans, baths the kids the lot, so I do get to have a much needed life away from the house from time to time too :O)

Busy Bee Suz said...

Those ads are just crazy...times have changed.
I am with you...give me my apron (and a beer)!!!!
I love this job of mine...the pay is crap, but hey, I have 2 great kids and a helpful hubby.

C said...

i was a good homemaker back in the day... and proud of it. i love these old timey ads.. they crack me up.

if i could stay at home and just take care of things, i would... i love it!


Just Breathe said...

You go girl!

Adventures In China said...

Oooh I love those pics! I bought a calendar with pictures like that, but snarky comments added like the beer one, and I have them hanging in various places in my apartment where they make me laugh.

I aspire to be a housewife, no joke! I think I'd kick butt at it.

Technodoll said...

Vegas, you know I married the exception ;-)

Lady B, I totally agree... Sad, sad.

Posh Totty, stay at home moms ROCK!! If only I had kids though, LOL!

Busy Bee, jackpot indeed - woot!

C, hopefully it will be in your plans somehow, someday...

Just Breathe, I'm going, I'm going! *grin*

Rebecca, I totally see you cooking dinner in nothing but an apron and 4" heels - teehee!

C said...

allo mon amie! i watched the video of spanish train and i have never heard that song before! i never even heard of chris de.. wOw it's a very strong song!


ModernMom said...

I like to consider myself an undomestic goddess. (SInce Hubby helps with cooking and some cleaingin up!) I'm happy, the kids are happy, the kids are delirious. Guess we are okay:)

prin said...

Life is for the choosing. They may have burned their bras to open the door to the other side, but once they made it over, they closed it behind them. Still trapped in a room. :/

And stockings? What the hell for? I refuse. Refuse. Unless and until I develop varicose veins, I refuse to wear stockings. I like my legs au naturel (i.e. blue).

Technodoll said...

C, it's quite something isn't it? :)

ModernMom, you're more than okay!

Prin, viva les blue legs! yey!

Roshan said...

Those pics floored me. Yep that was the traditional image but it hasn't been like that for a long time in the West, I guess. I can't speak for all countries but it's not the case in most of India although the trend is changing. Most families still have that traditional old 'sexist' outlook & some women prefer it.

Candice said...

I appreciate the traditional roles and I think that they weren't made traditional for nothing. Females are generally better at caring (for children, for the home, for the husband) and men are better and more useful at providing financially with outside work.

I love that we are free now and encouraged to do what is best for us as individuals and not what is best for our sex, but it's true that being a stay at home mom or a housewife doesn't get the respect it needs. I agree that we could take a couple steps back into traditional roles.