A Swedish Ikea commercial. The ex-wife’s turn to have the kids.
An old fashioned (chauvinistic) look at what being a work-at-home mom used to mean. Thankfully times have changed.
“She must face death to bring children into the world.”
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B W 1960s MINNEGASCO (MINNEAPOLIS GAS). Animated cartoon. Wedding, bride and groom get into JUST MARRIED car, harried housewife works in kitchen while lazy insensitive husband hassles her, little American Indian cartoon girl appears, gives the housewife a new gleaming kitchen, this is enough to restore the husband’s ardor.
1:23 “Women scare me–at least they do in a factory.”
1:53 “You see, they’re not naturally familiar with mechanical principles nor machines.”
2:41 “You know, women workers can be surprisingly good producers.”
2:50 “When breaking in any new worker, and of course especially a woman, you’ve got to explain every angle of the process, down to the last detail.”
4:29 “I guess women don’t realize what it means to stick on the job.”
5:37 Wife: “So many of them have two jobs, Joe–one in the home, one in the plant.” Husband: “Gee, I’m glad I thought of that!” Wife: “Yes, dear.” (The Second Shift, Arlie Hochschild)