donderdag 26 september 2013

Housewife And Politics

Should a housewife be interested in politics? Well, yes and no. A housewife doesn't live isolated from her community. She goes out, she meets other people, she may be involved in some charitable projects, she has family and friends. She is not an island. A popular idea of a housewife is some slovenly looking person who is either chained to her sink or is spending her whole day in front of the telly watching soaps. This is, of course, not true. A housewife participates in society, in different ways and naturally she should be concerned about the way the society is going.

However, I personally don't believe that politics is something which a lady at home should be obsessed about. As a friend of mine pointed out, it will not only interfere with her domestic duties, but can also negatively influence her health and destroy her peace of mind.

I will admit that I have a lively interest in politics, and that I have strong opinions on some subjects, but so far I have refrained from expressing them on my blog mainly because I want to write about positive things, but also because I think that public discussion of political affairs is something more pertaining to men. I don't think it's really very feminine to spend the whole day in heated political debates with strange men on the internet as some ladies are doing. I'm not trying to judge anyone, to each his own, as they say, but it's just not for me.

A traditionally minded woman can absolutely change society for the better, she'll just do in ways different from men. Her influence will be chiefly indirect, through her children, her husband and other male relatives. The most important political statement a lady can make is to stay married, support her husband and raise her children well.

On the other hand, it doesn't mean that a housewife should be empty-headed and only interested in scrubbing the floor. On this blog I'm trying to write about a variety of subjects; fashion, style, health, movies I have watched, sometimes I discuss politics or try to draw readers' attention to an article which I find interesting by some reason. In my own way, I'm trying to fight a good fight, as every Christian should. I don't close my eyes to problems all around me, I just refuse to dwell on the negativity as too many others are doing.

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  1. Well said.
    I read your movie review and am going to watch the night of the iguana

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    1. Thanks, but I have never reviewed The Night Of the Iguana) I didn't even watch it, so there must be some mistake...:)

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  2. A housewife cannot avoid interfering in politics if she has children. Remember, the hand that rocks the craddle rules the world, and that is seriously something we are supposed to forget. "They", the society, want every child be reared in public institutions, so that they learn to be obedient cattle... I think I'd better hold my horses now...

    When I was young and passionate I was having kind of lessons in law in a political institute. We had a get-to-know-each-other evening, and everyone was asked a question: What do you think is the best thing you can or want to do for your country? Most of the answers were very high-flying (one girl wanted to be the fist female president) and I really was stared at when I said: I would be most useful for my country if I had alot of children and raised them to be honest and hard-working.

    So, if you have children, raise them by yourself and raise them as well as possible. You'll be doing your share in politics and you'll be making history.

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