05 1 / 2014
Anonymous asked: I'm in my mid twenties and currently a homemaker because I can't find a job. I like it a lot, but I see that many women look down on me because of it. We currently don't have children and I'm quite busy all day taking care of my home. Why do you think women look down on the idea of being a homemaker so much? I'm still searching for a job, it's just the way life is for me now. I've been called lazy, stupid (despite my two degrees) and boring. How do you recommend I deal with this? (1/2)
This is a hard question for me to answer, because I have never been the kind of person who can account for the things that people do. The way that people think is a large mystery to me, so in regards to your question, I only have theories. One theory is that the negativity towards homemaking is largely reactionary. Once being a homemaker was no longer a mandatory requirement for women, I’m sure many looked at the title in distaste and considered it a symbol of their oppression more than anything. I also sometimes think that, in general, spaces that have mostly been led by women are considered to be frivolous, or boring, or silly. I’m thinking along the lines of fashion being seen as vapid, chick lit being seen as unsubstantial, and the domestic sphere being seen as boring and not “real” work.
But! Don’t take my word on any of this, because I’m not even close to being a psychologist. These are just some things that I think about sometimes.
But! (Again!) one of the things that I do know is that people can just be haters sometimes. If you are content in your home, working at something that you truly like, I’m almost positive that there’s a good bit of resentment coming from some people who desperately hate their 9 to 5. Don’t let anyone get you down about the way you choose to live your life, especially not the people who are so discontent with their own.
I hope that I helped! Please don’t hesitate to message if you need/want to talk some more!
05 1 / 2014
Hello everyone! I know it’s been pretty quiet around these parts lately, and I’m very sorry about that. Life caught up with me in a few unexpected ways, both good and bad, and because of that, I haven’t had much time to devote to Tumblr these days. But! I’m going to try start posting again, maybe not in the same capacity as before, but definitely a handful of times a week hopefully.
Aaaanyway, I hope that everyone has been having a wonderful holiday, and I hope the DIY spirit is still going strong!
13 10 / 2012
Anonymous asked: pattern for making picnic placemats with utensilSure thing! :)