Catch-22 (Snatch-22)

The Contempt for Wifely Roles

Even buildings speak of the contempt Society feels for the wifely roles.

Nannys often get the worst room in the house. What a way to show our appreciation for their "motherly duties".
Once I visited a stately house with huge airy rooms, graced with picture windows and light.


In the basement, behind the furnace, was a tiny, dark, dank, and windowless room for the nanny/domestic.


Even our architecture betrays the contempt we feel for the wifely roles of child-care and housekeeping.