The “New” Domesticity

Has anyone seen the recent article in the Washington Post on the New Domesticity? It raises some interesting questions about balance of home and work, the obsession with perfection, finding safety through controlling the environment, and lots of other issues (the role of hobbies in ones sense of self worth, for example). I was left feeling, however, that the article itself might be just a bit too self-referential–as in, who cares if I spend my Saturdays making jam, writing a book, or windsurfing?

What do you think?

One Reply to “The “New” Domesticity”

  1. I love the move away from materialism and mass consumerism, and the revival in appreciating things homemade. My only hope is that the movement doesn’t become too commodified in itself, or a burden. Women, especially working women, have enough trouble finding time to even cook dinner, let alone feel like they have to make everything homemade too.

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