“Housewife”

The term “housewife” is antique, a relic of a bygone era. It isn’t used in polite conversation anymore because it is considered an insult. It appears a sneer, as the “Desperate Housewives” whose life is an unreflective farce where the comedy writes itself. Yet this role was once the foundation of family and community, a bedrock that shifted tectonically never to be the same.

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