Women, housework & the 21st century

It is astonishing that many women in the west still seem to be obsessed with housework and cleaning in spite of the advances women have made in the past 100 years.

A recent series of visits to various online women’s groups (that are ostensibly about something else) showed a focus, in an almost unhealthy way, upon housework. Many of the women in these groups express sincere distress at not feeling able to cope with housework or to perform it to a level they see as ‘normal‘.

There is something wrong here. There are bigger things in the world than worrying if your lounge room or kitchen are clean.

What’s the real story?

Is this a form of internalized oppression?