Radical Homemakers, a book to nurture your awareness.
Modern feminism has become defined as a psuedoculture surrounding men-hating and sexually empowered career women in pantsuits. The populace dubs this a more honorable alternative to the sorry 1950s image of a youthful housewife that spends her free time polishing kitchen appliances, writing shopping lists and driving her children to activities. She is married to the breadwinner, a husband who works in factories (or today, corporate businesses) to pay for the” bills”. Her esteem is low, so feminism tells the housewife to join the workforce… challenging the confidence of her male counterpart, and leaving her children to some form of emotionally-detached substitution. Partner competition, and issues of negligence and bitterness run amok in the family unit.
Hold that thought.
“Mother Nature has shown her hand. Faced with climate change, dwindling resources, and species extinctions, most Americans understand the fundamental steps necessary to solve our global crises-drive less, consume less, increase self-reliance, buy locally, eat locally, rebuild our local communities.In essence, the great work we face requires rekindling the home fires.Radical Homemakers is about men and women across the U.S. who focus on home and hearth as a political and ecological act, and who have centered their lives around family and community for personal fulfillment and cultural change. It explores what domesticity looks like in an era that has benefited from feminism, where domination and oppression are cast aside and where the choice to stay home is no longer equated with mind-numbing drudgery, economic insecurity, or relentless servitude.Radical Homemakers nationwide speak about empowerment, transformation, happiness, and casting aside the pressures of a consumer culture to live in a world where money loses its power to relationships, independent thought, and creativity. If you ever considered quitting a job to plant tomatoes, read to a child, pursue creative work, can green beans and heal the planet, this is your book.”
Available on Kindle.
Consider for a moment instead of scrubbing floors,this woman spent her free time at home baking bread, sewing clothing, and raising livestock. In doing so, she saves the expenses of buying clothing and prepared foods. Her children help her, learning valuable life skills and creating loving memories with their mother. She satisfies her parental needs, while benefiting the household by finding reasons not to spend the family’s earnings. She is an equal, a true feminist. Then the husband no longer has to work as many hours. With his extra time at home, he puts down the Xbox control and devotes himself to crafting furniture, building onto the house and chopping firewood. He has a better presence in his children’s lives. Eventually they all learn to spin wool, weave, knit, butcher and sew leather. Slowly all their needs are met at home. What they cannot make, they barter for with friends and relatives who have it. They turn off the tv, finding measurably better ways to entertain and feel joy in their daily life. They sell their skills to buy luxuries they cannot create themselves. They are equals, enjoying senses of achievement and self-expression everyday.
ever truly your favorite prairie muffin,
Nellie Ann ❤
“Who can find a capable wife? Her value far exceeds the finest jewels.”
– Proverbs 31: 10