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A 3rd Place Contest Winner-Wives role in the 60's-#376-C
A chapter in the book My Life As I See It~Life in 1960's
Men Never Carried Our Water
What is a wife writing prompt entry
Wife - The world has changed. The expectations have changed from one generation to another. I was a teenager in the seventies. We were the first generation of women who were told they could be anything they wanted to be. Yet, our examples of women were stay at home moms. My mother both broke barriers and lived barriers. She became a chemist in the 1940's. However, as soon as she became a mother, she left her career to raise her children. Women are still searching for that perfect balance. Our men still need us to admire and love them and we often choose to do just that instead of following our own paths. Humans are complicated and wonderful, confusing and complex. What is the new definition of wife?
In the '60's and '70's women had limited choices and were chafing at the bit to get more freedom, recognition, and status--even within their own families. That era was the birth of the Women's Liberation Movement, the sexual revolution (birth control). We burned our bras and demonstrated for social respect and financial equality. Before then women couldn't even get their own credit. It was a tense time for marriages. Women needed and wanted more from their primary relationship and men were reluctant to give it. That's just the way it was back then.Pays one point and 2 member cents.
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