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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Diddums, Jan 17, 2020.

  1. Diddums


    Joined: Oct 24, 2012

    Posts: 19,100

    Location: London

  2. LeMson


    Joined: Mar 21, 2012

    Posts: 2,981

    Interesting, I can see the appeal. Not sure I'd wife a party girl
  3. b00merang69

    Perma Banned

    Joined: Sep 27, 2019

    Posts: 2,578

    I thought the OP was wanting to trade his wife, you know for one sheep and a 2 geese.
  4. moon man


    Joined: Nov 17, 2003

    Posts: 2,887

    Location: St Breward Cornwall

  5. TonTom


    Joined: Apr 1, 2018

    Posts: 827

    Where do I find me of these women.
  6. Dis86


    Joined: Dec 23, 2011

    Posts: 23,246

    Location: Northern England

    Yup, I could go for one of those.
  7. [FnG]magnolia


    Joined: Aug 29, 2007

    Posts: 26,395

    Location: Bees.

    "Alena, who lives in the UK, says it’s about “submitting to and spoiling her husband like it’s 1959” - as well as supporting a return to “traditional English manners, lifestyle and values.”

    Jesus :(
  8. Ayahuasca


    Joined: Apr 23, 2014

    Posts: 20,027

    Location: County Durham

    How's that going to work with the average salaries of one adult working.
  9. Dis86


    Joined: Dec 23, 2011

    Posts: 23,246

    Location: Northern England

    People will have to adapt their lifestyles. Only 1 car. No overseas holidays. No £100 a month SKY or mobile packages.
  10. Nasher


    Joined: Nov 22, 2006

    Posts: 16,147

    You just wouldn't be able to afford kids.
  11. Sankari


    Joined: Dec 29, 2007

    Posts: 24,685

    Location: Adelaide, South Australia

    Not my cup of tea, but if consenting adults want to play 1950s, that's up to them. At least they've chosen 1950s England, not 1950s Pakistan.

    Child benefits would help with that. It sure did when my wife and I lived in the UK.
  12. billysielu


    Joined: Aug 9, 2009

    Posts: 11,554

    Location: Oxfordshire

    Yep I'm sick of women trying to be men. Gimme a tradwife any day.

    Regarding the economics. Doubling the supply of labour has halved the price of it. The current 2 salaries are equal to what 1 mans salary would otherwise have been. Business is getting 2 workers for the price of one. And the family is worse off because they also have to pay childcare. Its why salaries havent gone up. If everyone did this tradwife thing the supply of labour would halve and salaries would rise. Once again the mans salary would cover everything.
  13. adolf hamster


    Joined: Oct 18, 2012

    Posts: 7,219

    I guess maybe the working partner is earning above average wages.

    Its a strange shift from the modern trend for sure, but i guess the whole point of equality is allowing people to choose the way they conduct their life and if they want to choose a lifestyle that others might regard as a step backwards then that's as valid a use of that freedom as any other. I'm sure there exists the opposite example to this with working wives being doted on by homebound husbands.
  14. billysielu


    Joined: Aug 9, 2009

    Posts: 11,554

    Location: Oxfordshire

    the whole point of equality is to replace slavery.

    paying white men = x cost
    paying black slaves = 0 cost
    + women not working


    paying men 1/2 x cost
    paying women 1/2 x cost

    it's more workers, same money

    all the rest of it is psychology to make people think it's their choice.
  15. Narj


    Joined: Feb 19, 2010

    Posts: 12,181

    Location: London

    Given the choice of Tradwife or screeching intersectional feminist I know which I'd rather marry. :)

    The submission thing is a bit weird but whatever makes you happy I suppose.
  16. NZXT30

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 3, 2010

    Posts: 2,031

    Worst than feminists to be honest. They want their cake and eat it too. Times have changed and there is no going back. Enjoy your freedom guys and never sign the worst deal you can possibly make in your life (marriage certificate).
  17. BowdonUK


    Joined: Jan 17, 2016

    Posts: 3,602

    I think this #tradwife movement is a response to the now confused gender roles propaganda we see. In my life time I saw the propaganda with the ladette culture. Interestingly a lot of those women back then aren't that far of living a tradwife life. Nature always wins in the end.

    ^ This is how to do it.

    I mean who is paying over £100 for sky, or even a mobile package? Unless you are a heavy phone user i.e. actual phone calls, then I don't see why people should be having monthly payments for a phone. I use pay as you go. I've thought about going monthly but its too expensive for what it is.. and people buying the new iphones.. they got money to throw away if they are paying over £1000 for a phone.
  18. dowie


    Joined: Jan 29, 2008

    Posts: 46,727

    It's very odd, it's like some parody of a 1950s housewife too, completely heightened these aspects of being subservient etc.. While women more traditionally stayed at home they didn't all do so and the dynamics didn't necessarily work like that.

    Anyway she's got her own business promoting this stuff so technically isn't just the stay at home mum she's encouraging others to be.

    On the other hand some feminists are getting super triggered over it but their own mentality doesn't allow them to criticise it lest they become hypocrites as it's a woman's choice etc.. and outside of "trad wives" ordinary stay at home mums are frequently defended by feminists - "full time mum" types etc..
  19. Mason-


    Joined: Jun 18, 2010

    Posts: 5,471

    Location: Essex

    Also I don't buy this historic nonsense that women were oppressed and unhappy. The mere fact some women choose this life now is evidence of that. I don't doubt women had a restricted set of choices in life 100 years ago, but so too men had restricted choices. Society was far more centred around families back then. Now society is centred around the economy. I mean really, who gets to their death bed and wishes they spent more time at work, or wishes they got that promotion. No, I'm sure most wish they spent more time with their family.

    I think a child being raised by their parents is the best way to go, and when it comes to it, I would prefer if my girlfriend or myself were to be a home maker and the other a bread winner. To me it's the best way to raise a family. Keep the home a nice place to be, have the time to make healthy nutritious meals etc. If I were the breadwinner, I wouldn't want my girlfriend to 'submit' to me, I don't get that part. And I don't believe that's really the way it was then.
  20. chroniclard


    Joined: Apr 23, 2014

    Posts: 15,548

    Location: Hertfordshire

    Im surprised some of you even have partners. :D