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To find this fb poem awful.

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Mov1ngOn Thu 19-May-16 23:24:58

Several friends are sharing this and I feel really uncomfortable with it. Any thoughts?

AgentProvocateur Thu 19-May-16 23:26:18

It's typical facebook bollox, isn't it? Ignore or hide it.

madmother1 Thu 19-May-16 23:27:29

It doesn't really offend me. I'd love to be a 50's housewife smile

PaulAnkaTheDog Thu 19-May-16 23:27:47


claw12 Thu 19-May-16 23:28:05

It's awful, but then so is Fb

RumbleMum Thu 19-May-16 23:28:28

It's bloody awful on a whole variety of levels. I'd probably be unfollowing or blocking someone who posted that. I don't think I need to explain why grin

PaulAnkaTheDog Thu 19-May-16 23:28:46

Not even the part about anorexia madmother?!

EveryoneElsie Thu 19-May-16 23:31:01

Every single woman in my family has worked. And been slapped around at home, and not on the arse, but thats another story. Ughh.

Mov1ngOn Thu 19-May-16 23:31:52

I can't unfriend them -it's school mums I'm with by nature of the area I live in.

I'm not sure I can even articulate how horrible I find it.

I think I'm right in thinking there was lots of unreported/challenged domestic violence, women trapped in marriages, etc etc. It seems awful to just think women were happier not working
And no anorexia?
And slapping kids and mouth out with soap. Surely the "it never did me any harm" lot realise it did others slot of harm.

I want to reply but it's fb so will just ignore and spout here...

pillowaddict Thu 19-May-16 23:33:11

Hm. I'm pretty sure that in days recent enough to be remembered by anyone food still came from a shop. And why did cheese not need a fridge? Was it always cold? Why was this a good thing? Also I would like to comment that even nowadays, with me being an out at work bad wife and mother and all, my frozen/shop bought food comes from the oven. I don't just serve it (or have my husband serve it) in plastic covered in ice.
On a serious note I do think it's a generational thing that some people seem to pretend things like eating disorders and mental health issues are purely a sign of changing times, rather than acknowledging society's impact alongside the fact there is generally more of an awareness and it's not all hidden behind closed doors nowadays (sorry for generalising there - maybe I should write a poem and share it on Facebook??)

LineyReborn Thu 19-May-16 23:34:45

Oh how we hark back to the fifties
When class would determine your life
When caning and beatings were legal
And marital rape it was rife

Oh do let's go back to the old days
With housewives so Stepford and glam,
I don't need to work I just need to
Keep taking my nice valium

LonnyVonnyWilsonFrickett Thu 19-May-16 23:38:32

You could be really PA and comment on the terrible meter and lack of scansion. And indeed you would not be wrong.

PaulAnkaTheDog Thu 19-May-16 23:49:49

See. I'm the kind of person who would comment on this. Not in a cunty way but in a 'So bad. Not cute or funny, just outdated and uneducated. 😨 The anorexia part is just fucking awful: I bet the 'Anonymous' is pretty glad they stayed anonymous, they'd be getting abuse for that particular alone!'

Fpmd1710 Thu 19-May-16 23:51:20

No wonder the author remained Unknown; because it's a poem written about complete and utter bollocks

PaulAnkaTheDog Thu 19-May-16 23:51:23

Bloody reply! I have done with school mum's who post shit. Just don't be a dick and it's fine!

TwirlsInTwirlsOutAgain Thu 19-May-16 23:53:30

Meh, can't get too worked up over that one. I'd probably roll my eyes and just scroll on by if it popped up on my newsfeed!
The kids being content with their lot bit would strike me as true. Less materialistic and not wanting and expecting all the latest gadgets. Stuff like that will be what's getting people sharing, to a more simplistic way of life.
This is the one that's doing the rounds on my feed at the minute:

Happily married husband and wife week - if your spouse is still your best friend, works extremely hard, has been with you through triumphs and tragedies, who loves you when you're at your worst and who you're proud to be married to. (No laughing!) Copy and paste with the date you got married

If I posted that as my status, DH would probably either ask if a) I'd been abducted by aliens, b) had a knock to the head or c) if I was on glue grin
Happily married for years but never really do the public gushing declarations stuff for the benefit of Facebook! Which is the way it should be, I always say the best relationships are played in private not out in public....

lulucappuccino Thu 19-May-16 23:54:22

Liney grin

TheWitTank Thu 19-May-16 23:55:18

What a load of shit. The bit about anorexia is ridiculous and inaccurate (the first recorded case was in the 1600s). No wonder nobody wanted to claim that bollocks as their own work.

MilesHuntsWig Thu 19-May-16 23:56:26

Yep I liked Liney's version better.

What a crock of shite.

PurpleDaisies Fri 20-May-16 00:00:12

Makes me want to vomit. If you can't unfriend them the hide post function is a good one.

ollieplimsoles Fri 20-May-16 00:05:07

Liney ! Write more!

I suggest you share when Liney has written in the comments on this piece of crap op.

Id be willing to bet anything that this was written by a man.

SecretSeven Fri 20-May-16 00:08:57

I think to be fair to your friends lots of people share content without reading it.

It's dreadful. But that doesn't mean the people sharing it are dreadful. Just thoughtless.

Seren85 Fri 20-May-16 00:10:20

My Gran posted this poem and I admit I did respond in a PA way and ask if I should quit my job and reduce my household income by 2/3 and if she wasn't actually proud of the careers that my sister and I have. Ironically she'll tell anyone how she was a "career girl" and has "never ironed" etc.

HapShawl Fri 20-May-16 00:11:13

What a disgraceful use of a semicolon <misses point>

OfficiallyUnofficial Fri 20-May-16 00:15:17

Well I don't recognise any of that as my generation and I'm late 30s, and these are all local school mums?

I think I'd have to PA post, "I hadn't realised you were a 50s baby?! Wow I only had you down as early 1960s!"

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