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Anonymous asked in Social ScienceGender & Women's Studies · 2 months ago

If society was the same today as 1930s, would women be happier at home without comparing themselves to everyone in the workplace ?

Update:

Lol u have a desperate mental illness

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  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Just a glimpse of female literature predating the New Deal Era would teach you that even minus an office to go to women have always compared themselves to others. Jane Austen built an entire career on it. But if the pandemic lockdowns have proved one thing it's that many people, both male and female, wish they could have a better work/life balance while still earning enough to pay the bills. My Twitter feed is full of successful women rueing that soon they'll have to go back to hour long commutes, missing dinner with kids and rejoining the rat race. None of them desire to be the chattel property of their husbands and of course their households still need their income to survive. But I think a lot of us have gotten a taste of a simpler world and we don't necessarily hate it. Now we just have to figure out how to afford to raise these families we've created without spending 12 hours a day working outside the home. If the average man could earn enough to reasonably support a stay-at-home wife and kids I think quite a few women might go for that arrangement, at least until their kids are older. Sadly you can't even live in a decent school district these days unless you're well above the national median income. 

  • garry
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    women are the same , still have sex young and still lie when they become mothers . yep still the same , but men have changed .

  • Elana
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    If wishes were horses than who gets to clean the stable?

    The woman of the 1930s had different expectations out of life.  So did men.

    If you're saying that there is some value in the way that BOTH sexes thought about life DURING THE MIDDLE OF THE RECESSION, it would be hard to argue with.

    On the other hand, these people had lynchings.

    You cannot selectively take aspects of a society and usefully say "what if".  Humanity doesn't work that way.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Nope, I don’t think so. 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    I think so, plus you wouldn’t have a female dominated human resource office in every company business coming down primarily on white men because they literally have no power with affirmative action.

  • 2 months ago

    why do you want to go back, didn't Trump regress America to the 18th century mentality enough?  Get off this demented way of thinking and let's all move and look forward to new and better ways to treat each other.  Enough sexism, enough racism, enough with unintelligent and greedy politician who like to devide people into different classes.  shameful that America is still 50% racist.  

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    You think suburban wives don't compare themselves in every way to other women in their social circle? Being a stay at home wife or mother doesn't mean you have no social contacts or a life.

  • 2 months ago

    No, because that is a complete fantasy.  Women were far worse off at that time, when rape and physical assault were legal within marriage, there were a lot of things they needed a man's position to do and so forth.  

  • 2 months ago

    No, most women were not happy to have one choice, ie marry and have offspring or be shunned by family and society and be single, childless and have to work in low paid jobs.  Having multiple choices is always going to be better than, no choice.

  • Bill
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    @Armchair Goddess #1: Women were voting since the start of the country if they owned property and the 19th amendment went into law in 1920. Try opening a history book yourself. lol

    @xxii: So that's illegal, you know. It also doesn't even get close to happening in the majority of relationships either. It's also not the reason feminists fought to get women into the workplace nor is it the reason women work today. 

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    The 1930's? You realize that the great depression was going on during the 1930's, right? Back in those days the country was dealing with a democrat that thought it was a great idea to burn food because he thought food prices were too low. You know, because obviously low food prices during a depression is a terrible thing and needs corrected. 

    Anyway, I think if society was still structured like it was during the 1920's women and men would be happier.

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