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2.0 out of 5 stars Amusing maybe, but they're flimsy and reinforce stereotypes, 23 Aug 2005
This review is from: The Housewives Tarot (Cards)
Don't these cards just look like such fun? Chocolate cake on the Devil card, kitsch 1950s illustrations. And the reviewers so far seem really keen.
However, I'd just point out a couple of things they failed to mention:
1. The cards are made of poor-quality card stock - they are flimsy and bend easily. They won't stand the test of repeated use like eg the Universal Waite or Rider Waite.
2. It all seems such fun, doesn't it - housewives in the 1950s, oh those were the days. But look a little deeper at the cards and I feel actually quite sad. Women in those days were really under the thumb of men. It was a completely sexist society and women were under terrible strain to be the "perfect" wife and mother - good at baking, cooking, cleaning, wanting nothing for herself.
Are these cards really that much fun, reminding us of those days? I for one don't think so. Forget the past, it really wasn't so fantastic and fun.
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Initial post: 14 Mar 2010 10:32:47 GMT
Whereas today we have to work full time, bring up the children, keep house and be an active part of society. Phew..I am knackered and sometimes I need something that is a little fun to tide me over to the next working day: once the ironing is done. Seems to me the biggest issue here is one of feminism and not really how effective the cards are or how fun they may be. What can I say? I am going to buy some right now lol
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