VAV!/December 7, 2014
Let's take a nostalgic trip back to the 1950s and investigate what life was like for suburban women, or more specifically, probing the art of being a happy 1950s housewife. Were these American icons, truly happy with their lives in suburbia... a heady world that encouraged gender roles, conformity and a keeping up with the Joneses?
Being a 1950s housewife wasn't an easy job, to be sure. The expectations placed upon them while traveling on the superficial highway of suburban white picket fences, Jello molds, glazed pecans and carved vegetables were quite high. Indeed, nothing was expected to detain, delay or divert the submissive and docile 1950s housewife from doing her job! She was at once a homemaker, nurturer, and caretaker of the family...she was the queen of domesticity!