Mum was a psychotically religious fundamentalist Catholic. So was dad. I don't think she got along with anyone outside the church. And even then, I think some of our fellow parishioners avoided her. The bible basically says that a woman's place is in the home, and she lived and breathed by the bible, Therefore to her, my place was keeping a husband happy and pumping out kids.Valka D'Ur wrote: ↑Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:32 amYour mother and I would not get along at all. What mother, in this day and age, actively discourages her daughter getting all the education she can manage? My mother was awful in a lot of ways, but at least she was proud of me for going to college - she herself never finished high school (her choice to drop out and get married, and no, it wasn't a shotgun marriage - it was her only legal way out of her parents' home).
I see your point, and I agree. Boys are not usually told that they can be homemakers, because boys are expected to grow up to be "manly" and homemaking is a "woman's art". I firmly believe that most fathers would look down on their sons if they voiced the idea of being a homemaker. It's a stereotypical gender based role that is usually not permitted to men because of our culture.Timsup2nothin wrote: ↑Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:14 amOnce again though, are you sure that it is actually young girls who receive the least encouragement to follow a "different" path? There was that nun encouraging you to follow your dream, to do anything. How many people are telling boys that it would be okay for them to be a homemaker if they want to?
It should not be frowned upon either. A man should have the option of staying home if he wishes to. Just like a woman should be able to go out and work. (In a traditional marriage)