As a 1930s wife, I am
I'm funny about where I stand on women's lib controversies. I think it's great women have the rights they do now, that they are considered more or less equal to men, that they can hold the jobs they want, and even run for president.
I just don't think that they should exercise the liberties. :oX
Honestly, I believe a woman's place is in the home, caring for her children, keeping the house clean, preparing meals for her family, and creating an all around pleasant environment for her husband to come home to. I don't think women should be passing their kids off to daycare in seek of "higher fulfillment" from out-of-home jobs, working up the corporate ladder while their kids and husbands are left to fend for themselves.
Women should teach their girls the tools the need to eventually be good wives, and impart wisdom to their sons to create future husbands. It seems sometimes that parents forget that they are raising what will soon be adults! Of course, husbands ought to be (ideally) supporting their families, but that's not always possible (or the husband just doesn't really want to.)
So yeah. I think it's great that, in theory, women can do anything men can do. I don't doubt that we can. But I don't think we ought to be out there proving it, I think we should be doing what is even more important - raising future generations. There's a handful of verses in the Bible (Titus, I think it's around chapter 2?) that talk about all the things a wife ought to be. Women should read stuff like this more often (I'm not even a Christian, and don't think one has to be in order to benefit from reading the Bible.) Just because our place is in the home doesn't make us any less important, or any less appreciated!
I'm sure this post will irritate a lot of people, but hey, it's my blog. :-)
I should make note of the fact that I nearly fail in my endeavor to be a great wife on an almost regular basis. There are times that my husband texts me to let me know he's on his way home from work, and I'm racing around the house putting make-up on and brushing my teeth and putting the children in clothes instead of pajamas. Dinner is sometimes leftovers, or even worse, I just suggest we should go out because I don't feel like washing dishes. The house isn't always clean, the children are sometimes allowed to run wild... but hey, at least I'm trying!
In other news, my dad figured out that I'm a democrat yesterday at breakfast. How on earth he JUST figured that out is beyond me, but suddenly he's concerned with my political views and is forwarding me dozens of emails about "why Obama is bad". My husband should be quite pleased.
Check out "womenagainstsarahpalin.org".... it's worth having a look at.