“The feminine mystique has succeeded in burying millions of American women alive.”
An interesting comment to make…
…and one which captured my attention following a recent semester of studying American Women’s History.
My opinion is that the feminine mystique is a choice and an action as much as it was a social norm.
Women create social norms just as surely as men do.
They always have.
If women are free to choose and I know they are, then they must be free to choose to be subservient and also to be domestic.
It is as simple as that.
Submission is a very demanding activity.
It requires creativity, strength of character, devotion, compassion, cleverness, humor…
More than anything else it demands maturity, for without maturity one keeps loosing one’s way.