Monday, February 8, 2010

Article Recommendation: Radical Homemaking

Check out this Alternet article by Shannon Hayes called "Radical Homemaking: Why Both Men and Women Should Get Back Into the Kitchen."

She explores the history of the terminology behind "homemaking" and "housewife" as well as documenting some of the class/racial/economic/gendered tensions behind the "stay-at-home-housewife" vs. radical homemaking, where both men and women learn skills, such as cooking, gardening, canning, carpentry, etc. to be radical homemakers. Its thoughtful, not pat, and worth a read.

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