A woman who previously had a successful career in medicine ditched her profession in order to “serve” her husband as a full-time housewife. Cynthia Loewen is an enthusiastic member of the Tradwife movement, which advocates for women to stay home and do all the cooking, cleaning, and other household chores. In fact, she’s so passionate about it that she’s started an Instagram and YouTube account in which she shares her tips for embracing the lifestyle.
- Cynthia was incredibly frustrated with her former life. While you might expect that having a career in medicine would be stressful yet rewarding, Cynthia said in one of her videos that she was really miserable at the time. “A couple of years ago I was really frustrated with my life. I was not really feeling the calling to become a boss-babe – I was feeling the calling to become a wife and a homemaker…I was supposed to be a doctor,” she said.
- Now, her husband is the “primary breadwinner.” In return, Cynthia is “in charge of the home” and keeps things in tip-top shape as he goes out to work. “Working with my hands around my home does give me satisfaction, so much more compared to any other job that I had,” she explained. “I let my husband lead and that is so naturally difficult for me because I am a very stubborn person.
- Being a full-time housewife has really boosted her husband. While Cynthia says she made the decision on her own, it’s had a positive effect on her husband’s well-being. “My husband didn’t know when I began doing this, but he felt so much more appreciated and valued.”
- Cynthia spends a lot of time ensuring everything is perfect. She gets up in the morning to apply a full face of makeup, don some cute outfits, and clean the house from top to bottom, doing laundry, washing dishes, and anything else that needs doing. She then hits the gym and walks the dog and when she gets back, she starts on dinner. “I usually just wait around for my husband to come home and if he comes home late I will just wrap up the dinner and then head to bed,” she says.
- She wants to break the stigma of being a housewife. While it gets a bad rap these days, Cynthia wants people to realize that it’s not a punishment but a viable way of life. “For several decades we have been inundated with messages portraying the needy, desperate and miserable housewife,” she said. “What we are told is truth, is the image of a woman who usually requires an excess amount of wine to deal with the woes of her family life, or she who has somehow been robbed of reaching her ‘full potential.’ Although we are told to find consolation in the fact that we now have the freedom to choose this road, the undertone of dismissal prevails.”
Hey, feminism is all about giving women the right to choose their own path, and if this is hers, why not?