Readers of feminine hygiene ads, newly enlightened, returned to the world with the knowledge necessary to "remove many of their health anxieties, and give them that sense of well being, personal daintiness and mental poise so essential to wifely
security." In the modern age, the personal tragedies accompanying a woman's existence were easily avoided.
They also no longer feel obliged to be like the robotic women in The Stepford Wives film, starring Nicole Kidman, who are programmed to cook, clean and "fulfil their wifely
Diandra claimed her "wifely
support" was partly responsible for his financial success.
As long as you perform your wifely
duty on a regular basis, he won't mind if you have to wear a bin bag, frankly.
Put her wifely
skills to the test when she edited an edition of woman's magazine Prima.
OK, we weren't allowed jobs or education but a bit of housework and sitting on your backside doing embroidery then performing your wifely
duty at night doesn't sound like a bad deal.
And especially, as in the case of Alison and Charlie, where Alison is performing most of the duties of a mother - in particular, fulfilling all the care and nurturing of his children, plus quite a lot of wifely
duties for Charlie himself.
I blame an incomprehensible blend of male pride and wifely
bullying, which together ensure that this country leads the world in the production of crooked shelves and uneven flooring.
If he does happen to squeeze into a pair of Pampers and accuse me of neglecting my wifely
duties, I'll soothe him with a nice rusk.
But Diandra had had enough - and she drove a hard bargain, claiming that her "wifely
support" had been partly responsible for the actor's financial success.
In just a few seconds, millions of viewers saw a total of four decades of wifely
trust pour down the drain.
Strident, ambitious, forceful, single-minded and fiercely feminist Hillary has been forced to adopt a softer more wifely
image to appease her many critics.