Giggle Look Love Remember The Bad Old Days By Camille Lewis / February 27, 2009 Tags: Complementarianism, Dick Van Dyke, Fundamentalism, patriarchy You may also like COVID-19 Dishcloth By Camille Lewis / March 29, 2020 Lorraine Bernice Chciuk Kaminski, Rest in Peace, Rise in Glory By Camille Lewis / January 22, 2020 “Christmas Cartoon, 1917” by Carl Sandburg By Camille Lewis / December 25, 2017 “Integration with Dignity”: The Inside Story of How South Carolina [Convinced White America that it had] Kept the Peace By Camille Lewis / June 22, 2017 Here I Raise Another Ebenezer By Camille Lewis / October 17, 2016 Post navigation A GadflySnow Day! 4 thoughts on “The Bad Old Days” Pffffftt!!! Snorkle! So funny! And so sad, because it keeps cycling. Idealize the Victorian period? Yep. And now let’s idealize the 1950s as well. Not only idealize, let’s make it “normative.” But it was nice to see “that” kind of husband in the 1950s, Dick Van Dyke as kind and helpful, loving his wife through chores. I like to say, that I am not above doing dishes, and my wife is not beneath working a job. I’ll pitch in around the house if there is a need, and she is willing to work if we need money. As it stands, I work and she takes care of the home, but things are that way because it works, not because I force roles- and I do help her often. I would not want to be married to a woman who felt denigrated in a housewife role… because much of the time the “traditional setup” does work best. If they’d had a Playstation3, he’d’ve had plenty to do in his leisure time. =) Okay, when you posted videos from Marry Poppins I mentioned how much I LOVE that movie. Well, now’s my time to say that I am a Dick van Dyke nut! Over the past couple of years my wife has bought me the complete collection of the Dick van Dyke show. She tells me I’m a lot like him…in all the good ways, of course. 🙂 Comments are closed.