The Last Taboo ; Lucy Cavendish Was Raised on Feminist Literature and Yearned to Be a Career Woman. but as a New Book Calls for a Return to the Values of Home and Hearth, She Asks How 'Housewife' Became a Term of Abuse
Cavendish, Lucy, The Independent (London, England)
When I was a little girl, and when all my friends were little girls, none of us thought we'd grow up to be housewives. We might have played dollies. We might have sat in Wendy houses and made pretend buns and cakes and poured invisible tea from plastic pots, but no one ever considered that being a housewife, a home-maker, would be something that we would choose to be. For many years, that was not even an option.
As I got older and passed through my adolescence and onwards, it never occurred to me that staying at home, having children, and baking cakes would be something I could ever enjoy. But now I wonder why not? My mother stayed at home. She baked cakes " terrible …
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Publication information: Article title: The Last Taboo ; Lucy Cavendish Was Raised on Feminist Literature and Yearned to Be a Career Woman. but as a New Book Calls for a Return to the Values of Home and Hearth, She Asks How 'Housewife' Became a Term of Abuse. Contributors: Cavendish, Lucy - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: November 1, 2005. Page number: 36,37. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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