WMST 101 4:13:11

WMST 101 4:13:11 - WMST 101 4/12/11 "Women working at...

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WMST 101 4/12/11 “Women working at home” Assumed, unpaid labor Devaluation of housework/child care The problem: “the problem that has no name”- Freidan and “the politics of housework”- Mainardi Same solutions: “A marriage agreement”- Shulman “The Price of motherhood”- Crittenden cultural media/images of housework housework not taken seriously? Minnie Mouse “The Delivery Boy”- a Romance Story What does this cartoon say about housework? Analysis of women’s work Second waves feminism Betty Freidan- Problem that has no name (1964) Importance of naming No one had recognized or named this problem before Doctor’s POV- “Housewife Syndrome” Symptoms reported by women: Emptiness, tireless, worthlessness, desperation The “problem” was NOT marriage, husband, children, or home “Who am I?” Lack of identity Analysts call it- “adjustment” to feminine role “Feeling fulfillment as wife and women”
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