A lot of unnecessary outrage over Meghan Trainor’s new video, “Dear Future Husband”. Everyone seems to think it’s a song promoting being a housewife and being subordinate to your man. It almost seems as if no one listened to the words, specifically the part where she says, “You’ve got a 9-5, but so do I. So don’t be thinkin’ I’ll be home baking apple pies.” If anything, a lot of the lyrics are a message to treat your Woman right and make her happy.
However, what I ask is, what if a Woman just wants to be a housewife? What if she’s perfectly fine staying home, cooking, cleaning and taking care of the kids? Does this make her a bad Woman? If you ask anyone behind a Women’s Lib movement, the answer is a resounding yes. To suggest every female in the United States must be working, making equal pay and out of the house or else she’s a slave (I can only make this assumption seeing as how you’re battling for “liberation”) is an oppression of a Woman’s choice.
What about unemployed Fathers who do the same? Shouldn’t a huge motive of the movement be to ensure that every Woman has the right to choose what makes her happy? The point seems to focus less on getting every Woman equal status, and more on making sure every Woman WANTS equal status. The shaming of these Women almost makes the core values of the movement seem unproductive.
Possibly there are just some bad apples, as always seems to be the case, and other’s support and approve of the life choices, I just haven’t seen many. If you’re a housewife and you enjoy it, do you. If you’re a housewife and you don’t, find a chick with Birkenstocks and hairy legs and find out what you can do to change that.
And to all those who oppose a Woman’s right to choose how she spends her day, I really wish you had died of Toxic Shock Syndrome.