Fightin’ Words?

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Rebecca Cusey's post yesterday about "The New Domesticity" is receiving some strong reactions.   I thought the piece was funny and thought-provoking, but many readers jumped in to defend themselves against what they saw as an attack on their choices.  What provoked the first somewhat controversial reaction on our sweet, little Mommy Blog?I think that the words "silliness" and "symptom" might have done it.  They seem to indicate that Rebecca is feeling judgmental toward the women we presume a … [Read more...]

Hipster Homemakers and “Extreme Domesticity”

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Women are taking on burdens their grandmothers rejected: growing organic food, canning, baking bread. Is this movement a way to take care of one's family properly or a symptom of an overly wealthy and neurotic society?Emily Matchar, in Sunday's Washington Post,  explores modern hipster homemakers, women who happily reenlist for the domestic chores which our mothers and grandmothers abandoned with glee.Is it an advancement or reversal of the feminist movement? Matchar writes: I recently … [Read more...]


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