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Helen Marshall

Helen Marshall reviews 'Wifework' by Susan Maushart

July 2001, no. 232 01 July 2001
Wifework is a good term for the things that women have been doing in Western marriages for centuries. It evokes all those other phrases coined in the 1970s and 1980s by feminists that resonate in the consciousness of modern women (including many of those who preface any discussion of family life with the mantra ‘I’m not a feminist’). Wifework embraces the sacrifice of ‘the burnt chop syndr ... (read more)