Tuesday, December 30, 2008

[post-feminism] back to the stone age ... or to reason

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It's official:

The housewife is back, with younger women embracing domestic crafts in droves, according to new figures. Sewing machines have rocketed off shelves in the past six months with Lincraft reporting a 30 per cent increase in sales.

"There has been a definite trend happening and we have also started to see an increase in dress fabric sales," said Lincraft spokesman Jeff Croft. "Demand for sewing classes has increased and one of the biggest growth areas has been knitting yarn, with a 10-20 per cent increase in sales compared to this time last year."

Feminism - wherefore art thy victories?

Save the women, I say, before they deconstruct into Stepford Wives. Save the women before they spend all day in the bath. Women didn't achieve their victories, they didn't become harder than the male, doing everything much, much better than he ever could, only to lose it to a spurious rise in homecrafts and other productive but rubbish activities.

Down with sewing, knitting and gourmet cooking, down with improving your mind with world literature - you should be narrowing your focus with Beauvoir, Walker, Greer and the Vagina Monologues. You must understand that the male truly is to blame for everything so get back to Wollstonecraft and Lydon right now and immerse yourself in orgasm.

That's an order!


6 comments:

UBERMOUTH said...

You'd be surprisd how many men are closet knitters.
In wouldn't say no to a Stepford husband though.

ScotsToryB said...

James,

Heh, Heh.

It worked for her...!


STB.

DARWEN REPORTER said...

The novelty will soon wear off and then the machines will be shoved in the back of the cupboard with the Jamie Oliver cook book!

CherryPie said...

Maybe it is just an economy measure?

That advert made me laugh :-)

James Higham said...

Hey, everyone's supposed to get angry and call me a chauvinist pig and other choice names. Then I've got a seven point linked article ready here on Word to throw in about feminism as a comment to answer the comment.

Took me ages to prepare too.

Damn, the best laid plans. Can't provoke anyone these days :)

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I nearly fell for it, till I read your comment above, Jamesie!