Women Exercising While They Work – Sexist?
I ran across this funny (at least to me) article about vintage images of housewives staying in shape while they do their household chores. Of course my vintage-tracked mind went straight for this skirt.
Now, I consider myself a feminist. I believe that women should be paid equally as men for the same job. I do believe some women are strong enough to do very physically demanding work, and I don’t think women are bad mothers or wives if they choose to work and love their careers. Above all, I am happy that as women we are allowed to make these kinds of choices for ourselves, rather than society dictating what our role should be. I am thrilled that I have the option to stay at home with my kids or have a fabulous career. Having a choice is what our foremothers fought for.
So I look at these smiling women, dusting, mopping and wiping, and think, “Look at them multitask!” They are getting their recommended 30 minutes of exercise while taking care of their casa! Because I tried vacuuming for 30 minutes for my cardio – you KNOW that is not exercise. Stop lying.
Did I just regress 60 years or am a true feminist and look at this as one of the many choices I am now lucky enough to have? And look at that SKIRT!
What do you think? Sexist or Hooray for Choice? Leave a comment!