From the archive: Katharine Whitehorn on the housewife’s lot, 1970

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From the archive: Katharine Whitehorn on the housewife’s lot, 1970

Kids, cooking, washing her husband’s shirts… Was this all that a woman could expect in the home?

Launching a new series about ‘the housewife and her husband in the age of equality’ for the Observer Magazine of 22 November 1970, Katharine Whitehorn asked, ‘Does a housewife have to be a cabbage?’

‘To read half the newspapers,’ wrote Whitehorn, ‘you wouldn’t think there was a door in England that didn’t hide a housewife going mad with the monotony, cursing her husband with every shirt she washes and her children for every mouthful they eat.’

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Source : https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/aug/22/from-the-observer-archive-katharine-whitehorn-considers-the-housewifes-lot-1970