Society’s Tall Tales: Housewives, Bodice Rippers, and the Debate over Possible Feminisms

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Is there such a thing as a feminist housewife, or is that another tall tale society weaves for its little (and grow-up) girls?  Can a woman who chooses to stay at home be as free as those who enter the workplace, or is domestic bliss just a form of house arrest?  Maybe the answer is, “Both.”  Or maybe “real” feminists should skip all the debate and read these tales, instead.

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2 thoughts on “Society’s Tall Tales: Housewives, Bodice Rippers, and the Debate over Possible Feminisms

  1. Bella says:

    This is a really interesting list of articles; I appreciate that they were shared in a narrative format, too.

    I do think that women who stay at home can be feminists and can have fulfilling lives, but I also think that the majority of women who do so choose that life because of anti-feminist or non-feminist trends in society. So as this post suggested, maybe the answer is both.

  2. Arthur says:

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