For one week, British writer Anna Maxted, a mother of three boys, exchanged her time at her writing desk for the chores-are-never-done domestic life as a '50s housewife.
Goodbye, Liz Lemon. Hello, Betty Draper and June Cleaver.
In a piece written for the Daily Mail, Maxted write sthat she was inspired by Virginia Nicholson’s book, Perfect Wives in Ideal Homes: The Story of Women in the Fifties.
“From today’s vantage point, the Fifties often seem bathed in a rosy nostalgic glow. It was, after all, an era of stay-at-home mums and strong family values,” she explains.
“Sometimes, in these confused, emancipated times, with the constant blurring of gender roles and domestic squabbles, it’s tempting to hark back to an era that seemed so straight forward.”
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