July 8, 2014
At the Christian Feminism Today 2014 Gathering, Letha Dawson Scanzoni had her audience in stitches, reminding us how things were “back in the day.”
At that time Marabel Morgan, author of The Total Woman, was urging women to selflessly devote themselves to making their husbands happy. Though her concepts were based on her understanding of scripture, she may be best remembered for suggesting wives meet their husbands at the door wearing nothing but a saran wrap outfit, or seduce them under the dining room table.
That was the seventies. And this is not.
“Susan Patton, the so-called ‘Princeton Mom’ who attracted considerable attention in 2013 after penning a letter to her alma mater encouraging young women to spend 75 percent of their college career focused on finding a husband,” has taken up Marabel Morgan’s torch all these years later. Susan shared her views recently on Fox News in a segment called “Husband Appreciation: Sage Advice For Wives.”
Friends, there is still so much work to be done.
posted by Marg Herder