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An RPW example in /r/explainlikeimfive

April 23, 2014

i quit my job to take care of my husband who works 12-14 hour days, 6 days a week. Some said I was stupid, others called me backwards, spoiled, lazy, I've heard it all. What those snarky people don't realize is, as a couple, when I worked, he was suffering. He didn't have time to prepare his own lunch or dinner, wash/dry fold his clothes, go shopping for food, exercise, or let alone help clean the house. If I was the one who made more money, this tale would be reversed, and he would be the one to have quit his job. But as it stands, I couldn't watch him slowly become miserable. So, I quit my job to do all the shopping/food preparing. He gets a balanced nutritious break/lunch/dinner every day. His clothes are purchased without any consultation, washed and put away. The house is cleaned every day, I save a ton now on housekeeping fees. And the most important thing in my mind, we now walk the dogs everyday after work, and surf every chance we get. Weekends are nice now, I don't dread going to work on Sunday, nor do I spend my entire weekend cleaning and shopping. We actually do stuff together. He is getting promotion after promotion because he is relaxed (sex is nearly nightly) and well-slept, and well taken care of. His coworkers, who at first thought I was just looking for a free ride, now come over to dinner at least once a week because they are tired of eating out and their wives work. I still maintain my freedom, I read and write constantly, and I have my degree plus teaching experience, and I can always go back to work when I care to, if I care to. I don't know how people are able to survive any other way. This is just one woman's opinion.

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Title An RPW example in /r/explainlikeimfive
Author [deleted]
Upvotes 123
Comments 13
Date April 23, 2014 10:25 PM UTC (9 years ago)
Subreddit /r/RedPillWomen
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[–]Littleknownfacts61 points62 points  (2 children) | Copy Link

I'm surprised it got so many upvotes. But it only goes to show that people aren't against the RP message, only against its reputation.

[–]ColdEiric10 points11 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

Because feminist talk as if they were that many. They aren't.

[–]NO_LAH_WHERE_GOT22 points23 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

A feminist should support a woman's choice to live her life however she likes.

[–]whitelotus-7 points8 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

That's awesome! An excellent example of balance.

Thanks for the post!

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Also, housekeepers, nannies and all the hired help you can pay for is no where near the value of a loving wife/mother. I live in an area where having nannies, mannies, housekeepers, tutors, chefs, dog walkers, gardeners and butlers is the norm. But even with all the help money can buy it doesn't make these families any happier if the woman is a shrew. The happiness of a household is all about the woman's ability to nurture and inspire!

[–]redpillshadow6 points7 points  (2 children) | Copy Link

I doubt she is a RPW given her edit

These are both men and women. His coworker, one of my best friends, is a woman. Her husband quit the company to raise their two kids because the company just happens to be really happy to have women, and or minorities and will promote the crap out of them (not saying this is bad or good, just is).

If I had been the top bread winner at the time we realized both of us working was not working out, it would be me working and not him.

She seems to be very firm in her belief that there are no inherit gender roles.

[–]LifterofThings16 points17 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

There are a number of women here who don't adhere to traditional gender roles. The "red pill" is more about acknowledging and doing what works rather than shying away from politically incorrect notions that men and women might be different (gasp!)

The roles themselves seem to be less important than whether the man is getting respect from his woman, which is why we mostly espouse the captain-first mate type relationship, with the man assuming the leadership role. For whatever reason (be it cultural or biological), women seem to disparage and belittle anybody they regard as "subordinate" to themselves whereas men seem to be grateful for the support their first mate provides them and their mission (obviously there are outliers, but those aren't the focus of TRP or RPW). Just my thoughts.

[–]Raunien1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

That's a good point. Traditional gender roles have nothing to do with what makes a happy relationship. It's about the dynamic between the people in it.

Nothing is stopping a woman both being the breadwinner, and giving her man the appropriate level of respect.

Your public and private lives are two very different things. While at work, I (a man) am subordinate to a number of women, privately, my mother is only woman I submit to.

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[–]MrsStrom2 points3 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

Some one coughdanacough should invite her to join RPW. She's just the kind of practical, unselfish, lady we need!

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[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

So many upvotes! That's great.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

First world problems! I wish women would realize that being a stay at home wife/mom is a privlidge. If you have a man who can support you without you needing to work you are lucky, not lazy!

You can kill a man, but you can't kill an idea.

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