Housewife


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Housewife

A woman who stays home while her husband works to earn a living. Housewives generally are responsible for cooking, cleaning and child-rearing. For that reason, they form a strong demographic for products related to these activities. Housewives are less common today as women have gradually entered the workforce and more households have two breadwinners. See also: Housewife time.
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The 29-year-old Emirati housewife and the 28-year-old jobless man, from Comoros Islands, met outside their children's school before they exchanged contact numbers in April.
And let's face it: the iconic 1950s housewife knew how to dress.
According to the report, the stewardess entered the cafe where the housewife was having coffee with a friend and objected to the 'inappropriately revealing' dress that irritated the Briton and she called the housewife a ' lesbian'.
Despite being married to Saudi citizens, we too are prohibited from working since our residency permit (iqama) is sponsored by our husbands and not the company we work for," Brenda, a working British housewife married to a Saudi and a mother of four, explained to Arab News.
Yet another housewife Huma Khan, a Pakistani-born Canadian citizen pointed out that the monthly Bazaar offered a good opportunity to housewives to hone their business skills.
Who knows, the next time you tune in you might just catch your humble next door housewife on the show.
For example, one article takes a market-based view of the "servant problem" and argues that a housewife should run her home like a business and view this predicament as a labor problem.
After 1933, the National Socialists reinforced the prevalent understanding of the housewife and her role in the "national community.
According to the existing system, if an expatriate woman is in Bahrain on a housewife visa, she will not be entitled to a work visa,' said Mr Radhi.
Life as a housewife, while not an entirely easy job, can become quite boring.
Ms Abbot, Labour MP for Hackney North, in east London, accused Ms Smith of acting like "a West Midlands housewife stockpiling cans of salmon" on national television.