Searching for ‘Suzy Homemaker’–a Real-Life Sequel to ‘Stepford spouses’

Searching for ‘Suzy Homemaker’–a Real-Life Sequel to ‘Stepford spouses’

Once in awhile, a film occurs that, for reasons uknown, presents a word that is new expression to the US vernacular to spell it out a label.

There’s Captain Queeg (the tyrannical employer), Mrs. Robinson (the adulterous partner), Dr. Strangelove (the angry scientist).

And there’s the “Stepford Wife,” a synonym for “Suzy Homemaker.”

Well, individuals, pay attention. a version that is modern-day increasing phoenix-like from the chaos of two-career marriages, leading social observers to anticipate that a real-life sequel to “The Stepford Wives” might be in route.

“Women are increasingly being forced back to being Stepford Wives,” records Los Angeles psychologist Rex Beaber and a faculty that is former of this UCLA class of Medicine, “but that movement has been promulgated by both women and men. It is not only the males that are doing it this right time.”

Few would argue that within the mid-’70s lots of men reacted to your feminist motion by wanting for a Stepford Wife that would put her husband’s, children’s and home’s requirements before her very own.

Today, everybody dreams intensely about a Stepford Wife.

The movie is based on a 1972 novel by Ira Levin in which the husbands of a seemingly normal Connecticut town called Stepford replace their women’s lib-minded wives with domestic robots who are forever young, for-ever cleaning and for-ever pleasing for anyone who has spent the past 12 years trapped on the freeway. More