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Unformatted text preview: P a g e | 1 Megan Kellen SOC 200 – Foundations of Sociology Research Paper #7 – November 15 th , 2007 The Housewife: A Compromise In relation to gender ideologies, Nancy wanted to be appreciated and needed for the work that she did both at home and at work. She wanted to be able to appreciate Evan for his help around the house and not just for financially supporting his family. Nancy worried about becoming like her mother: a housewife with no self-confidence and treated as a doormat. She feels that Evan not doing housework, is being like her father was to her mother. Evan saw it as Nancy’s own choice to work outside the home, so why should he have to do more work inside the home so that she can? He thought it was a loss in his standard of living that he didn’t bargain for. Evan was okay helping Nancy every once in a while, as long as it didn’t require any kind of commitment from him. He suspected that if this were the case, she would have the upper hand in the relationship and that she would win...
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course SOC 200 taught by Professor Boyd during the Spring '08 term at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
- Spring '08