In the Blog
Are you a Feminist struggling to make sense of domestic life?
I recently stumbled across a great online community called Feminist Housewives, a site dedicated to feminists who have chosen “to forgo a high-powered career or intense education (at least for a while) to raise our children instead of placing them in daycare.” On the site you can “create a profile, check out the forums, and make some new friends.”
I personally love the idea because of the many assumptions and stigmas around women who make the choice to stay home. This community solidifies the notion that being a housewife (much like various marital traditions and taking your husband’s name) can be an empowered, feminist choice. It also offers links and resources, and an area where visitors can create a network and participate:
“If you’re here, I bet you decided to stay at home, either to support your partner in a domestic fashion and/or to raise your kids. This isn’t backsliding - we’re socially conscious and making our own decisions.”