The Women's Studies Dropout

A blog where feminist friends continue their class discussions



I’m a Housewife

Hi, I'm MT. Nice to meet you.  How do you know the bride and groom? ... Oh, wonderful!  I went to college with the groom. ... What do I do? I'm a housewife. You look confused and uncomfortable. . .... Continue Reading →


More Work for Mother: Part 3

In Part 3 of our More Work for Mother series we’ll consider alternative approaches for housework.  As with Part 1 and Part 2, this post is based on Ruth Schwartz Cowan’s book More Work For Mother: The Ironies of Household... Continue Reading →

More Work for Mother: Part 2

Welcome to the second installment in our 4-part blog series on Ruth Schwartz Cowan’s seminal book More Work For Mother: The Ironies of Household Technology from the Open Hearth to the Microwave.  Today we will discuss how modern utilities and... Continue Reading →

More Work for Mother: Part 1

As a PhD student interested in technology and its role in society, professors are always suggesting interesting reading material.  Of course, I never read most of it, but this blog gave me a good excuse to finally read Ruth Schwartz... Continue Reading →

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