I was there in the 50's. Women had it made, and they dressed very stylish. My Mom was a woman of the 50's and as I recall she and her friends were very happy to be wives and mothers. They didn't consider it degrading to be a homemaker. I can also say it wasn't an easy job, nor a superfluous job. God knows how bad kids like me and my brother would have turned out without her strong guidance and support.