So says Caitlin Flanagan, author of To Hell With All That: Loving and Loathing Our Inner Housewife (Little, Brown).
She says the women of today all possess an innate longing for the supposedly outmoded models of motherhood associated with the 1950s.
The problem is something of a June Cleaver Syndrome, which, according to Flanagan is, the notion that a woman could love her husband and want to make a good home for her children AND love that sort of life is blisteringly incendiary in todays culture.
Flanagan says the blame for loathing womens inner housewife lies not only with the sweeping economic changes of the past 30 years, but also with women who work in and control the messages from the media elite, or as Flanagan describes them, the professional class.
But, according to Flanagan, if women didnt feel deeply drawn to the domestic life, they would have kissed it goodbye and never looked back.
She adds: The reason working moms and housewives are so desperate is that its just not the case.
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