I've always said that every individual needs to have skills to support themselves, and being solely a housewife definitely leaves a woman vulnerable. I once explained this to a female friend who just wanted to "get married and stay at home with the kids". It's why all women should be capable of supporting themselves, and should the couple decide that she become a housewife, she should at least work until they decide to have kids. Does the isolation factor exist because most women now work or did it exsist before? Does Farrell say?