So I found this little survey.
It took maybe 5 minutes.
Turns out I'm a VERY SUPERIOR 1930s Wife.
Now, some people might look over that survey and call me a prude, but I'm proud of my "Very Superior" rating. It means I'm a kind, compassionate, loving, involved wife and mother. Why is that bad? Why is that not a valid choice in our society anymore? I'm not oppressed. I'm not a pawn under my husband's thumb--actually nothing could be further from the truth. If what this survey tells you about being a wife in the 1930s is accurate, then what happened between 1930 and 1960 to make women believe their lives were seen as inferior to men's?
Apparently, the 1930s wife is thrifty, a good conversationalist, active in church and social organizations, active in the education of her children, a tender, loving mother, courteous, clean, attentive, self-reliant, maintains a loving and considerate relationship with her husband, enjoys "marital congress," (I liked that one. I VERY much enjoy "marital congress."), modest, avoids bad habits, etc.
Maybe it's my highly conservative upbringing, or the strength of my belief that a mother's greatest work is done in the home in raising and teaching her own children, or perhaps I'm spoiled by the extraordinary power of the relationship I share with my husband, or maybe I'm a sheep, blindly following the tenets of my religion (and if you believe that of me, you don't know me well enough to comment).
Whatever. I'm proud to be a 1930s wife!