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28th Nov '16 3:17:23 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/OneFootInHeaven'' (1941) is a pretty good example of how this trope used to be portrayed and how it comes off to a 21st century viewer. Hope Spence is the loving and supportive wife of a Protestant minister who is tending to his flock in early 20th-century Iowa. In 1941 the character of Hope was no doubt meant to be an inspiring example of a virtuous wife who supports her husband. To a 21st century viewer, however, Mrs. Spence may come off as an ExtremeDoormat. William makes her leave her family and come with him to the U.S., he tells her that she can't redecorate the dingy parsonage they move into because the parishoners won't like it, he tells her she can't dress nice because that might outshine the other ladies in the congregation, he tells her they have to go hungry because advertising for his wedding services is "too commercial", he refuses the much cushier posting in California that she wanted him to take, he disregards her wishes about naming their third child, and he forces her to leave for another crappy district just when things have been fixed up nicely in their Iowa home. At no point in the film does William ask her about any of these life choices; he tells her, and she obeys.

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* ''Film/OneFootInHeaven'' (1941) is a pretty good example of how this trope used to be portrayed and how it comes off to a 21st century viewer. Hope Spence is the loving and supportive wife of a Protestant minister who is tending to his flock in early 20th-century Iowa. In 1941 the character of Hope was no doubt meant to be an inspiring example of a virtuous wife who supports her husband. To a 21st century viewer, however, Mrs. Spence may come comes off as an ExtremeDoormat. William makes her leave her family and come with him to the U.S., he tells her that she can't redecorate the dingy parsonage they move into because the parishoners won't like it, he tells her she can't dress nice because that might outshine the other ladies in the congregation, he tells her they have to go hungry because advertising for his wedding services is "too commercial", he refuses the much cushier posting in California that she wanted him to take, he disregards her wishes about naming their third child, and he forces her to leave for another crappy district just when things have been fixed up nicely in their Iowa home. At no point in the film does William ask her about any of these life choices; he tells her, and she obeys.


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* ''Film/{{Salesman}}'', being a documentary about door-to-door salesmen made in 1966, shows the salesmen talking most often with housewifes, who are often tending to children while the salesmen go through their pitch.
26th Nov '16 1:41:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* Molly Weasley from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' is the homemaker of the family but she's also an ApronMatron. One would have to be {{badass}} to run a household with so many children and especially so when two of those children are TricksterTwins.

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* Molly Weasley from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' is the homemaker of the family but she's also an ApronMatron. One would have to be {{badass}} badass to run a household with so many children and especially so when two of those children are TricksterTwins.
30th Oct '16 2:10:25 PM JaywalkersNeverProsper
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* On ''Series/GoodGirlsRevolt'' Mmst of the researchers at News of the World are expected by those around them to become housewives once they get married. Cindy’s husband especially wants her to stay home and raise a family, and Bea asks Jane why she’s still at News of the World and not married yet.

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* On ''Series/GoodGirlsRevolt'' Mmst most of the researchers at News of the World are expected by those around them to become housewives once they get married. Cindy’s husband especially wants her to stay home and raise a family, and Bea asks Jane why she’s still at News of the World and not married yet.
30th Oct '16 2:07:50 PM JaywalkersNeverProsper
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* On ''Series/GoodGirlsRevolt'' Mmst of the researchers at News of the World are expected by those around them to become housewives once they get married. Cindy’s husband especially wants her to stay home and raise a family, and Bea asks Jane why she’s still at News of the World and not married yet.



* Belgian rock artist Daan released a hit single named ''Housewife'' in 2004, featuring both an instrumental version and a B-side named ''Housewife/The Conversation'' in which he has a conversation with a woman praising the virtues of housewives in a tongue in cheek way, naming them ''housewives, my kind of woman.''

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* Belgian rock artist Daan released a hit single named ''Housewife'' in 2004, featuring both an instrumental version and a B-side named ''Housewife/The Conversation'' in which he has a conversation with a woman praising the virtues of housewives in a tongue in cheek way, naming them ''housewives, my kind of woman.'''
2nd Oct '16 6:15:05 PM TMNTFanGirl
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Housewife is a term used to describe a married woman who stays at home to personally raise her children and take care of their needs. This is often the "traditional" role of women--at least until her children (assuming she has any) are actually old enough to start school (usually when they start Kindergarten, so when they're around 5 or 6). "Homemaker" is a mainly American gender-neutral synonym for either spouse doing this--"stay-at-home mom" is another term, but a housewife and stay-at-home mom aren't always the same thing.

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Housewife is a term used to describe a married woman who stays at home to personally raise her children and take care of their needs. This is often the "traditional" role of women--at least until her children (assuming that she has any) any children) are actually old enough to start attending school (usually when for most of the day (when they start Kindergarten, so when they're around 5 preschool or 6).Kindergarten). "Homemaker" is a mainly American gender-neutral synonym for either spouse doing this--"stay-at-home mom" is another term, but a housewife and stay-at-home mom aren't always the same thing.
18th Aug '16 4:37:26 AM TMNTFanGirl
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Housewife is a term used to describe a married woman who stays at home to personally raise her children and take care of their needs. This, along with stay-at-mom, is the traditional role of women--at least until her children (assuming that she has any) are actually old enough school (usually Kindergarten, so when the kids are around 5 or so). "Homemaker" is a mainly American gender-neutral synonym for either spouse doing this.

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Housewife is a term used to describe a married woman who stays at home to personally raise her children and take care of their needs. This, along with stay-at-mom, This is often the traditional "traditional" role of women--at least until her children (assuming that she has any) are actually old enough to start school (usually when they start Kindergarten, so when the kids are they're around 5 or so). 6). "Homemaker" is a mainly American gender-neutral synonym for either spouse doing this.
this--"stay-at-home mom" is another term, but a housewife and stay-at-home mom aren't always the same thing.
16th Aug '16 4:53:56 PM TMNTFanGirl
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Housewife is a term used to describe a married woman who stays at home to personally raise her children and take care of their needs. This is the traditional role of women at least through the children's pre-kindergarten years. "Homemaker" is a mainly American gender-neutral synonym for either spouse doing this.

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Housewife is a term used to describe a married woman who stays at home to personally raise her children and take care of their needs. This This, along with stay-at-mom, is the traditional role of women at women--at least through until her children (assuming that she has any) are actually old enough school (usually Kindergarten, so when the children's pre-kindergarten years.kids are around 5 or so). "Homemaker" is a mainly American gender-neutral synonym for either spouse doing this.
16th Jun '16 8:37:42 PM nombretomado
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* Played with in ''That70sShow'': Eric's mother Kitty acts VERY much like one, but she's actually got a job outside the house as a nurse. Later on when Red loses his job and she has to work full time she nearly cracks when she finds out Red and Eric still expect her to do all the cooking and cleaning anyways.
* Carol [[TheBradyBunch Brady]], supposedly. She has no job, but she did very little housework, because they had a full-time live-in housekeeper, Alice.

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* Played with in ''That70sShow'': ''Series/That70sShow'': Eric's mother Kitty acts VERY much like one, but she's actually got a job outside the house as a nurse. Later on when Red loses his job and she has to work full time she nearly cracks when she finds out Red and Eric still expect her to do all the cooking and cleaning anyways.
* Carol [[TheBradyBunch [[Series/TheBradyBunch Brady]], supposedly. She has no job, but she did very little housework, because they had a full-time live-in housekeeper, Alice.
4th Jun '16 8:11:38 PM gewunomox
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* The very dark ''{{KULT}}'' once suggested this as a playable character -- looks straight, but spends her time reading old tomes about how to summon {{eldritch abomination}}s.

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* The very dark ''{{KULT}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{KULT}}'' once suggested this as a playable character -- looks straight, but spends her time reading old tomes about how to summon {{eldritch abomination}}s.
5th May '16 3:19:01 PM AgProv
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* In ''Series/{{Butterflies}}'', Ria Parkinson is a housewife to a dentist in private practice who is aboe to afford a cleaning lady to keep house for them. It is also understood that Ria is not [[LethalChef the world's greatest cook]]. She therefore has time to brood and get dissatisfied with her life.
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