I'd like to draw your attention to the article called What Rights Do Women Have In Marriage?
Below is an excerpt:
second right is that of financial support. A wife should accept and be
content with the level of financial support that her husband is able to
provide. With the rare exception of the husband's extreme disability,
she should not have to leave her home--and more importantly, her
children--behind in order to serve as the primary financial support of
I remember we used to have a TCM (Turner Classic Movies) channel on the cable years ago, where they were showing vintage movies non-stop. Once I watched an old WWII film about the crew of an American submarine fighting the Japanese. Of course, those war movies were full of propaganda and we should take them with a grain of salt, but I chuckled when the officer was telling his men that things were so bad in Japan that women couldn't stay home but had to work. The guys all gasped in horror and quickly decided to liberate Japan as fast as possible. Now, of course, it's like totally vice versa. Married women having the freedom of guiding the house used to be as American as an apple pie, and not so long ago.
I'd like to add some thoughts about her third point, which she euphemistically calls "fulfillment". I understand what she means but "fulfillment" is rather vague to my taste, because it's something subjective and thus can't be measured. In the times past, people used to talk about "marital debt" which both husband and wife owe to each other, as in not denying one another in marital bed, or at least, not without a good reason such as sickness. For the rest, a very good article.