- Chimezie Ihekuna
Housewifery...giving the role 0of home-makers a professional and anacademic touch
Analogous to mid-wifery, housewifery is a coinage which is aimed at giving the role of home-makers or housewives an academic and a professional touch. Housewifery is a term which agrees that the home (a place where family's recognition is resident) is essential for the continued peace and security of a nation. It is an interest that sees the home as the smallest unit or foundational block of nation building and pictures the woman as the home's 'nucleus'. Hence, professionalizing and making academic housewifery is worth considering. Academic housewifery is a curriculum-based recognition which has three major considerations: physical (economic, sexual) empowerment, mental empowerment and spiritual empowerment. Concerned experts, lecturers, academicians or practioners will employ their wealth of experience on these forms of empowerment.
On the other hand, professional housewifery is a recognition and appreciation of a nation's government incorporating it as one of the ministry of women affairs interest and portraying itself via awarding the most outstanding housewives. The awards given are a time-taken technical exercise devised by experts to evaluate the performances of housewives in various states, communities or localities.
Ponder on these; a true wife is a well-nurtured female or virtuous woman who has painstakingly taken her time to properly nurture herself to embrace patience instead of haste, humility instead of pride, kindness instead of hostility, sincerity instead of falsehood, transparency instead of hypocrisy, education instead of ignorance, spirituality instead of carnality, love instead of hate and fidelity instead of infidelity and like a magnet, exerts these qualities on her spouse,making him become an active one.