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    Discontent and Domesticity

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    In five pages women's roles during the 1950s are examined in terms of their increasing discontent with domesticity. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

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    babies and families and other assorted values not out of any true dedication to such values necessarily but out of lack of other legitimate opportunity. This isnt to say  women didnt love their families or their children, but it does mean that many of these women made their choices based upon the perception that there wasnt opportunity for them  outside of the home. While this wasnt entirely true, it was indeed a reality for many women. The Discontent Behind the Ideology of Domesticity  In her essay, The Reproductive Consensus in the Postwar Era, basically May contends that women in the post-war era embraced their domesticity due to their  lack of opportunity for other fulfillment (May). She maintains that the baby boom symbolized hope for the future but it also helped individual women compensate for other losses or  missed opportunities (May). She supposes that children filled the void of regrets and unfulfilled expectations (May). It is interesting to  understand that she also supposes that in their own way women were in fact contributing in a national way or to a bigger effort through their procreative efforts and providing  their children for the world (May). This was then their own contribution to the workplace and to the national effort (May).  There came a huge movement in this point in history about the ideals and values of parenthood (May). The nation as a whole tended to regard parenthood  as the path to bliss, and as the means of adult fulfillment (May). Parenting was regarded as the means to personal happiness and other options (such as staying single, 

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