Image by Megan Christine
As I was scrolling through Pinterest this weekend, I came across a pin that was a link to a blog about homemaking. It was titled: Raising Homemakers, and the person who saved it said that it was from her favourite blog. Under the pin, someone had pompously written: "Feminism Fail." So before I saddled up my high horse and wrote a nasty reply to the feminist moron, I checked out the homemaking blog. It's a Christian blog about raising children who appreciate the skill it takes to work in the home, and there seem to be a great number of guest posts. All in all, it's a harmless blog, and I thought it was rather interesting... not at all a failure in propagating feminism.
Is it just me, or is the idea of Feminism getting old? Or is it that I just wish it would get old? And since when did teaching children how to be independent in the home become an affront against it? When I moved away to college at the age of seventeen, I knew how to cook, operate the washer and dryer, clean the washroom. And it did not make me less of a modern woman. It made me independent.
Growing up, my mother would spend the weekends with us doing crafty things. I remember making wreathes, pressing flowers, sewing stuffed animals. Our Halloween costumes were almost always handmade. Decorations in the house were more often than not painted by her own hand. So, I guess she was trying to raise a homemaker, too. I hope she succeeded. Because if my upbringing classifies as a "feminism fail," then this is definitely one time I'm cool with being a loser.