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  • Writer's pictureAndrea Wenzel

Empowered in an Apron? Why Making your Husband a Sandwich Might NOT be so Bad Afterall

Updated: Apr 24, 2023

Feminism has had a long-lasting and far-reaching impact on families, both positive and negative. While some of feminism's goals have benefited families, such as equal pay for men and women, other aspects of the movement have been detrimental. From the breakdown of traditional gender roles to increased hostility between men and women, feminism has damaged many families.

Was it a good move for women to toss out the apron? Here are five points to consider before answering that question.

1. Everyone is More Stressed

Your home is your hub and should be a place of restoration, nourishment, and love. But what happens to your house when no one can run it? When tired working families return home, they are welcomed by dirty dishes, piles of laundry, and a fridge full of spoiled leftovers. A place once designed to rest and recharge is pure chaos! Being a working woman can be one of the most challenging things to do. Juggling work, family, and life, in general, can be an overwhelming task. Unfortunately, many women face the burden of having to do it all or losing out on time with their children to climb the ladder. This can lead to feelings of pressure, anxiety, and exhaustion.

2. The division of labor is often unequal for women, but EVERYONE works harder in a dual-income home.

While I know many men are helpful, mine included, an alarming number of women are still accountable for all the traditional female roles. They are stuck with washing clothing, cooking, shopping, and most pink jobs. Even with supportive husbands or partners who do their fair share, everyone is more significantly rundown at the end of a long week. After a 10-hour day, a woman will not only bring home the bacon, but she will fry it too.

3. It can feel like modern-day slavery. That's because it is.

Most families with dual incomes don't think living any other way is possible. Many women wish to be home raising their children over paying someone to do it, but there are too many restrictions financially. The amount of household debt and keeping up with social media influencers or old high school rivals on Facebook is weighing American families down, and there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel.

In pursuit of validation and likes, we chase the next Insta-worthy photo opp one credit card purchase at a time. In the end, debt leaves us feeling enslaved and empty inside. The worse part? That post only got 1 comment from your mom and 4 likes.

4. You can't always dress how you want as a career woman.

Unless you find female empowerment at a strip club or on an Only Fans page, you do have to wear a bra and dress appropriately at work. Free women at home can wear whatever is comfortable and save money!

5. Speaking of money, it costs money to have a job.

Have you ever calculated what it costs for you to work? Childcare, trendy office clothing, your phone, morning coffee, lunches with coworkers, an extra car, gas, and maintenance all cost money. The numbers are worth running as they might not be in your favor.

Less stress and the ability to cook healthy meals over fast food several evenings a week can easily keep the grocery budget and healthcare costs down in the long term.


Being a housewife is far superior to grinding for a company. Working might cost you too much money, time, and health. With the right attitude and motivation, finding your place at home is manageable. From budgeting to meal planning, taking care of the house and family can be both challenging and rewarding at the same time. With a little bit of determination and creativity, being a housewife can be a gratifying experience.

If you're considering finding your apron, comment below and introduce yourself!

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