So I just wanted to know, does the concept of 'housewife' still exist, however rare it may be, in developed first world countries like England, Australia, America etc. with the present generation?
P. S. This is NOT about women being considered inferior to men so they have to be housewives. Its just a general question. Besides, I certainly feel that there is nothing 'inferior' about being a housewife.
Most Helpful Guy
Yes, some do. Most men aren't stupid enough to let them be housewives, since the laws are designed to screw over the breadwinner. If the woman is making her own money it makes it almost impossible to get much alimony if any. So the woman isn't rewarded monetarily by divorcing him. It is safer for the man's financial future to have his wife work.
Having the woman work also gives her less time to cheat as well. The few housewives I have met are all having affairs to fill their dull lives, while they guy is busting his butt to provide for her.
Most Helpful Girl
Yea it still exists, but to a lesser degree. It's not so rare that both the men and women are working full time jobs while also having children. Household duties are somewhat shared between the two when they come home, though slightly more looked after by the woman.