[Black "tradwives"] say that traditional marriage is the key to Black women’s liberation from being overworked, economic insecurity, and the stress of trying to survive in a world hostile to our survival and existence. As tempting as this idea may sound to some, it’s one with numerous flaws and contradictions.
... The problem is actually systemic and institutional. You’re not going to dismantle [capitalism] in your specific nuclear household and family. If you’re only looking within your own family, you're not looking hard enough at the larger issues at play.”
@its.brookelynne In Greenville, South Carolina, an ordinance said, and I quote “Negro women to be put to work”, due to a lack of laundresses, cooks, and maids for white families. Even if those women had the desire/means to not work outside their homes, they were legally required to do so. There is a long, painful history surrounding the conversation of homemaking, labor, and Black women, and unfortunately this is NOT being discussed in many spaces. Part of justice and righteousness is having tough conversations, and that’s what I seek to do here. So here’s to the many Black women who were forced to work outside their homes, and the Black women who did so because they had to provide. Here’s to the Black homemakers who have been forgotten by history. #homemaker #homemaking #homemakers #christianhomemaker #christianhomemaking #blackhomemaker #blackhomemakers #blackhomemaking #blacksahm #blackstayathomemom #blackstayathomemoms #blackhousewife #blackmoms #stayathomemom #stayathomemoms #sahm #sahmlife #sahmomlife #sahms ♬ original sound - Brooke Hicks-Nelson
The idea that Black women should aspire to traditional marriage as a way out of capitalist exhaustion is a deeply flawed one, as these are the same systems that excluded us.
@kaymcgugan “As the sun when it ariseth in the high heaven; so is the beauty of a good wife in the ordering of her house.” Ecclesiasticus 26:16 KJVAAE #biblicalwomanhood #setapart #husbandandwife #cleaving #twobecomeone #oneflesh #hebrew #hebrewwomen #sahm #biblicalmarriage #faithwithoutworksisdead #biblicalmarriage ♬ Lo-fi hip hop - NAO-K