So why is it that housewives face such a prejudice in our society? I was planning to write a long sophisticated post on this topic, but then decided to keep it short and not to go into too much detail. In a nutshell, the prejudice housewives face is the result of the relentless feminist propaganda which started somewhere in the 1950s and 1960s and has been going on ever since.
Consider these words by Betty Friedan: "Friedan describes housewives as failing 'to grow up', as 'mindless and thing-hungry' and 'not people'. Friedan describes housework as 'peculiarly suited to the capacities of feeble-minded girls'...Because a 'woman's work - housework - cannot give her status', she must 'acquire her status vicariously through her husband's work,' and so 'becomes a parasite." (quoted from "Domestic Tranquility" by F. Carolyn Graglia, Spence Publishing Companny 1998, p.116).
Unfortunately, this attitude has pretty much become governmental policy in all Western countries. It is especially pushed by the so-called new Progressive Left, and the irony of the situation is that the traditional (old) European Left was against the employment of (married) women:
As early as 1866, delegates to the First Socialist International
“approved a resolution calling for bans on the employment of women. The
measure’s sponsors reasoned that working women pressed down overall wage
levels and displaced men; in their view, working women were the
equivalent of strikebreakers”. Sweden’s Social Democratic Party adopted
this view, and for many years it remained normative for Swedish
“progressives.” (quoted from here).
Feminists will attack every dissenter, and will disregard scientific research when it disagrees with their views. Consider this article by Gavin Mc Innes. While being on Huffington Post Live, he had the audacity to say that men and women were different and wanted different things in life, and it didn't go well with feminists:
I live in New York, an elephant’s graveyard for ovaries. From where I
sit I see women who put career over family and are now in their 40s,
drenched in regret. I cited a study that said women are less happy since feminism took root. The professor called it a “fantasy study.” This study was all over the news a couple of years ago. How could none of them have heard of it?