It is for that reason that I was inspired to begin creating these satirical, albeit comical, art-journal-like representations of a housewife who is just fed up!
This is the first in what I hope to be many of my 'Sardonic Housewife' digital pieces.
|The Sardonic Housewife: #1|
For many years, women suffered a sense of dissatisfaction; however, each woman struggled with the problem alone . The materials that were published on women emphasized on enlightening women to seek their fulfillment as wives and mothers. Repeatedly, women were subjected to conventional voices and Freudian sophistications, that they should not desire a greater destiny than their own femininity. The published articles emphasized on educating women on catching and keeping a man, breastfeeding, handling toilet training, coping with sibling rivalry, and breastfeeding; how to purchase a dish washer, bake, and to cook gourmet snails. Furthermore, women were taught on looking, dressing, and making their marriage successful by acting in a feminine manner; and on how to keep their husbands youthful and their sons from becoming delinquents. The lessons also emphasized that women should pity rather than envy the irrational, unfeminine, and unhappy women who sought to be poets, psychiatrists, and presidents. Women learnt that a true feminine did not pursue professions, higher education, political rights, and the opportunities sought by the old-fashioned feminists . Therefore, a significant number of the 1950s women devoted their lives from an early age to seeking to find a husband and bearing children.
Art created for a challenge at Take A Word.