wifedom


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A closer look at Nina Grieg reveals a true artist, with a compromised voice, perhaps resulting from poor technique or injury; a brilliant musician, tortured by her perceived vocal inadequacies; and an extroverted, talented woman fulfilling nineteenth century expectations of wifedom, by living in her husband's shadow.
Going to college, working--it all led inexorably to wifedom. Perhaps just as many women were attracted to both men and women in those days, but they tended "to be married already," says Diamond, and didn't know how to act on this fluidity.
The relationship between feminism and wifedom is so strained that this misplaced compliment elicited horror in my third-wave mind.
Wifedom then becomes a condition of homelessness, not unlike the one that first motivated Eulalie and Golden's migrations.
When my career in "wifedom" began at an early age, my cooking expertise led us down a bumpy road.
She was last seen in 1990's "Stanley and Iris" opposite Robert De Niro, before retiring into a mix of trophy wifedom and philanthropic activism with then-husband Ted Trainer in 1991.
As more critics misread her masterpiece as a tale about failed wifedom or failed romance, Chopin fell into a depressive decline.
This look at the underbelly of wifedom in the White House certainly preceded the Clinton years.
"Emma and the 'Maw of Wifedom.'" L'Esprit Createur 10 (1970): 13-23.
in their religion, independent of their wifedom; here, she is
Baffled by the wild behavior and hallucinatory antics of her son in her bed chamber and caught by his "wild, whirling words," some of which strike home in the direction of her wedded Queenly bliss, Gertrude's notions of maternality, wifedom, and Queenliness are at once confused.
Consequently, working women were no longer stigmatized, and all women could begin to forge new identities--autonomous self conceptions that included more than motherhood and wifedom. Legally, the goals of equal pay and equal treatment supplemented demands for pregnancy and maternity leave.