Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Food for thought - Sex and the Married Woman

Article at Catholic Exchange by Cheryl Dickow:

My first job after college graduation was as a “Training Specialist” at a large corporation. I taught computer software classes. It was the mid-80’s and I had all sorts of plans for life. I had just delivered my first son and my sister was his caregiver during my long days at work. I loved my job, I loved my new baby, and I loved my husband. Although the plan was to essentially have it all, I can’t say it was as much my own personal goals as simply the general goals of women my age. Many of us weren’t consciously choosing this life; rather, we were swept along in the tides of liberation. I suppose many of my generation probably felt obligated to at least make a nominal grab at the brass ring. After all, our predecessors had done an awful lot of bra-burning and picketing to make our life better. Right?

So, when a page from a 50’s woman’s magazine made its way around the office, and then was posted in the break room for all of us to see, we chuckled — as required — and poked fun at the list of “Wifely Duties” as laid out in the one page copy.

Continued here at Catholic Exchange.

1 comment:

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Thanks for sharing this. Really great thoughts