From time to time, a film comes along that, for reasons uknown, presents a word that is new expression in to the US vernacular to spell it out a stereotype.
There’s Captain Queeg (the tyrannical employer), Mrs. Robinson (the adulterous partner), Dr. Strangelove (the mad scientist).
And there’s the “Stepford Wife,” a synonym for “Suzy Homemaker.”
Well, people, pay attention. a version that is modern-day rising phoenix-like from the chaos of two-career marriages, leading social observers to anticipate that a real-life sequel to “The Stepford Wives” might be on route.
“Women are now being pressed back in being Stepford Wives,” records Los Angeles psychologist Rex Beaber and a faculty that is former of this UCLA class of Medicine, “but that movement will be promulgated by men and women. It is not merely the males that are carrying it out this right time.”
Few would argue that when you look at the mid-’70s a lot of men reacted to your feminist motion by wanting for a Stepford Wife that would put her husband’s, children’s and home’s requirements before her very own.