Episode 18: Housewife – with author Lisa Selin Davis

Housewife – with author Lisa Selin Davis

Our Guest

Lisa Selin Davis

Lisa Selin Davis is a critically acclaimed essayist and journalist whose work has appeared in major publications including the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Time, The Free Press, and many others. She is the author of Tomboy as well as two novels and she lives in New York City with her family. Her most recent book is Housewife: Why Women Still Do It All and What to Do Instead.

The Discussion

Housewife by Lisa Selin Davis
a vintage advertisement for in-home laundry machines
Dr. Freeman in his ‘lobotomobile’
a vintage ad promoting medication for housewives with the slogan “You can’t set her free. But you can help her feel less anxious”
a woman working from home while caring for a young child during the 2020 pandemic
self-proclaimed ‘tradwife’ Alena Kate Pettitt

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