Tradwife slams pyjama wearing self isolators

Tradwife who submits to her husband like it’s the 1950s slams mothers who wear ‘grotty t-shirts and yoga pants’ and wants to show women struggling to adapt during the lock-down ‘how to stay at home with grace’

  • A tradwife has blamed the culture of lounge wear that includes ‘grotty t-shirts and yoga pants’ for taking away the ‘glamour of homemaking’
  •  Alena Kate Pettit, from the Cotswolds, argued ‘now that everyone is an honorary housewife let’s show them how it’s done’
  •  The mother-of-one, who believes ‘husbands should always come first’, dresses in traditional clothing every day and says ‘cooking and cleaning is her job’
  • Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor?

A tradwife has blamed the culture of loungewear that includes ‘grotty t-shirts and yoga pants’ for taking away the ‘glamour of homemaking’, as staying at home becomes the norm amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Alena Kate Pettit, from the Cotswolds, has urged other wives in the movement to show those women who are struggling to adapt to being quarantined ‘how to stay at home with grace’, arguing ‘now that everyone is an honorary housewife let’s show them how it’s done’.

The mother-of-one – who believes ‘husbands should always come first’, dresses in traditional clothing every day and says ‘cooking and cleaning is her job – hit headlines after she started up a ‘femininity finishing school’ vlog called ‘ The Darling Academy ‘.

Alena gets a monthly allowance for the food shop, along with a buffer for her to ‘spend something on myself’ so she’s not always ‘asking him for money’. 

Tradwife and mother-of-one Alena Kate Pettit, from the Cotswolds, has urged other wives in the movement to show those women who are struggling to adapt to being quarantined ‘how to stay at home with grace’

Alena blamed the culture of loungewear that includes ‘grotty t-shirts and yoga pants’ for taking away the ‘glamour of homemaking’, as staying at home becomes the norm amid the coronavirus pandemic

Taking to Instagram, she wrote: ‘We tell our kids ALL the time that they can be anything they want to be, and yet, stifle that dream for ourselves… Even if those dreams are ‘just being a Mum’. 

‘But let’s face it, grotty t-shirts and yoga pants hardly a chic-Mum make. No wonder the art of Mothering and Homemaking has lost its lustre in recent decades. 

‘It’s just not pretty… Time to change that ladies! I don’t know about you, but even something as simple as dressing nicely and working on your inner beauty will make you feel like you can rule the world (or perhaps just a mountain of laundry).’

Referring to the masses taking part in the quarantine, she continued: ‘Now *everyone* is an honorary housewife, it’s a time to shine and show the world how it’s done! …. With grace, love, and by fine example.’

She continued: ‘t seems a lot of people are anxious about staying home, caring for their homes, and teaching their children 24/7 – so they’ll need to see with their own eyes it’s possible to do it well, do it peacefully, AND be happy staying home.

‘Let’s show ‘em what we’re made of ladies! Let’s stay home, AND enjoy it’, racking up hundreds of likes.

The mother-of-one – who believes ‘husbands should always come first’, dresses in traditional clothing every day and says ‘cooking and cleaning is her job – hit headlines after she started up a ‘femininity finishing school’ vlog called ‘ The Darling Academy ‘

Alena gets a monthly allowance for the food shop, along with a buffer for her to ‘spend something on myself’ so she’s not always ‘asking him for money’

The tradwife movement is controversial among many feminists, as it claims women should ‘submit’ to their husbands. 

It comes at a surprising time, given the #MeToo movement and call for equal salaries for both sexes. 

Along with blogs and vlogs dedicated to the movement, which is also taking Brazil, Germany and Japan, by storm, an array of books from the fifties and sixties ‘teaching’  women how to be the perfect housewives are becoming popular again. 

One of the movement’s pin-up girls is Helen Andelin, the American author of the 1963 ‘Fascinating Womanhood’ book, which teaches women that subordination is the ‘key to a happy marriage’ and has regained popularity.

And, a century after the first wave of feminism ended, and sixty years after the women’s liberation movement, Helen Andelin’s daughter Dixie Andelin Forsyth has launched a worldwide ‘femininity class’ with 100,000 followers.  

‘Let’s show ‘em what we’re made of ladies! Let’s stay home, AND enjoy it’, racking up hundreds of likes

 

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