Who still aspires to be a housewife? The status of looking after the household has seldom been lower. Nevertheless, it involves far more than carrying out unpopular everyday chores.

Womanhood – not always the most comfortable topic. Perhaps I have a chip on my shoulder about it. We see and hear such a wide variety of viewpoints and opinions, many contradictory and misleading, about what it is to be a woman. Viewpoints that go to extremes and do not seem to leave much room for the possibilities in between, or, furthermore, for real life conditions. More often than not, the views that are the most publicised are from people with vested interests.

Wherever we look in the world today,

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