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Monday, 3 August 2009

My Web Wanderings (weekly)

  • How exciting is this?

    tags: Recipes

  • Thanks to Buffy from Buffy's Salon for this link.

    Whilst I do think these women are taking their liking of particular eras to rather an extreme, I find it particularly interesting that all three of them mentioned having different roles as being important to them.

    tags: Gender roles

    • Joanne Massey, 35, lives in a recreation of a 1950s home in Stafford with her husband Kevin, 42, who works as a graphics application designer. Joanne is a housewife. She says:
    • In our marriage, I am very much a lady and Kevin is the breadwinner and my protector.
    • We've been married for 13 years and we're extremely happy because we both know our roles. There is none of the battling for equality that I see in so many marriages today.
    • My obsession began as a teenager, when I loved old movies because they seemed to represent a halcyon time, when women were more feminine and men more protective.
    • 1940s                                                                                 

      Debbie Cleulow, 34, lives in Upper Tean in Staffordshire with her husband Martin, 38, who works for a JCB contractor. Debbie says:

    • I think I have a far happier marriage than many other people I meet, because we have strict demarcations in our roles.
    • 1930s                                                                                  

      Diane Rowlands, 38, works parttime in a customer service centre. She lives with Martin, who is 40 and works in a warehouse. Diane says:

    • Men and women knew their roles in society and there wasn't all this pressure on women to have to go out to work and try to be equal to men.

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

2 comments:

Buffy said...

I'm glad you liked the link. Although I cannot agree with everything these ladies say and do I admire their courage to stand out from the crowd and not just live and dress the same as everyone else.

BTW I wanted to comment on your post about the anti-child culture but I keep getting thrown off your website whenever I try. What you write here is something I have noticed. I do think we have a tendancy in this country to raise children with so little respect for others that people that don't know much about children assume they must all be little monsters and that they don't want one!

You're right about men being regarded with suspicion and it's wrong. Lots of men are gentle and inspirational with children but are too afraid to go near them if they are not known well by the family.

It's an interesting theory about Catholic countries. I hadn't thought about it before but think you might be right...

HopefulHousewife said...

Extreme? Sure, but more power to em' I say. I, too, have always had an obsession with "days gone by", and have a fondness for the fashions of the period(s) too. I had to laugh when I read the bio of the 50's wife...my first car was a 1958 english made ford anglia, lol...the same car she drives. ;)

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