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Stepford Is Back: The Beginning Of A Trump Era

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

First of, us girls here at the Stepford Organization (http://www.stepfordwives.org) would like to congratulate President Trump and his family for his success in becoming the 45th president of the once greatest country in the world. Now we look forward to him fulfilling his job to make that country great again.

Thinking back to that golden decade of the 1950s, America was great when us women kept silent, kept the home clean and sparkling, and let our men take the lead. We maintain the domestic life but were always there to support our men with optimism, commitment, and religious devotion. Here is President Trump’s elegant wife Melania holding the Bible for him to be sworn in. Look at the way she watches her man with deep reverence and honor! A picture says a thousand words:

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We will we return to that golden age where women answer to the Stepford edict; to look fresh, beautiful, chaste, obedient, and attractive, while our men do all the talking. Witness here:

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It’s not only enough to be attractive. Remember, in Stepford we work hard to be sexually gratifying and available to our men at any time.

Businessman Donald Trump and wife Melania Trump arrive for the 40th Anniversary Saturday Night Live (SNL) broadcast in the Manhattan Borough of New York February 15, 2015. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT REAL ESTATE BUSINESS)

So while the men in the new White House do what they need to do to lift our country up again from the dismal eight years, it is time for us women to get in high gear and answer the call to life our men up and be men again.

Feminist Fantasies

Monday, April 4th, 2016

One of the greatest champions of the conservative right, Phyllis Schlafly wrote a book called _Feminists Fantasies_ in 2003. As she has been doing for decades, Mrs. Schlafly elaborates upon this “fantasy” of third-wave feminism, constantly creating the specter of male aggression, male entitlement, and patriarchal dominance. Feminism went from the advancing suffrage movement to gain voting rights for women at the turn of the 1900s, to the advancing ERA movement and the move out of homemaking in the 60s and 70s (courtesy of Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinhem) and finally, the passive-aggressive third wave, that sought to portray women as constant victims in every situation, laying blame on society, the specter of male aggression, entitlement, and patriarchy. The recent set of photos from Allaire Bartel is no exception.

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Among the girls at our organization, we have members who have worked full time in corporate offices from secretarial to executive positions. And yes, some of us have majored in Women Studies / Gender Studies in established liberal arts universities. Men at the office today carry out orders without the chauvinism portrayed in the tv show “Mad Men.” The sort of aggression and over-stepping of boundaries portrayed in these photos is exactly what Phyllis Schlafly would call “Feminist Fantasies.”

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Almost all of our members visit local gyms regularly – in addition to working out at home on machines. No men – NO MEN ANYWHERE – behave like this in gyms. Anyone who has been to gyms know this. If anything, men have a very narrowed, allowed field-of-view, as women obnoxiously prance around in shamefully skimpy outfits showing off tattoos daring men to sneak a peek. In contrast, men at gyms are overly polite and keep their eyes and certainly, hands to themselves.

Other photos from this set include women being groped by anonymous hands while walking down a public street, being choked while cooking. These, are feminist fantasies. Walk down any public street in America if you are a woman, and chances are, men will walk to the side and give you the right of way.

Mrs. Schlafly said it best when she said the American woman has it best in the world today. We have the most power and choice to choose our destiny.

And we, at the Stepford Wives Organization choose to return home to cook, make the beds, clean the home, and serve and entertain our men where we belong!

FAQ: “What If My Husband Votes For A Different Candidate Than Mine?”

Saturday, March 12th, 2016

Voting 2016 Presidential Campaign GOP Democrat Suffragists Women's rights, ERA, Feminism, Feministing

We get this question all the time. Although girls at our organization never tell people how to vote (it’s just not our place to do so), we have always espouse the traditional view that we women are not well-informed enough about current topics and educated enough about politics to vote. That’s why it has never been an issue on how or who we should vote for.

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We leave the decisions up to the head-of-the-household. Critics will say that women in the past have fought for our right to vote. We certainly appreciate that effort, and we fully utilize that right. We exercise the freedom of either choices and we are all. We either stay at home and refrain from voting, OR if additional votes are needed for our husband’s candidate, we vote for who our husband tells us to vote for. He is the head of our household and we follow the head. Our duty as Stepford wives is not to question or inquire, we leave it up to our men to make informed decisions.

So come these primaries, caucuses, and presidential elections, we hope you will do what we do and follow your husband’s lead. Of course, we also hope you will vote for a candidate who is conservative, Christian, and stands for traditional values.

Frequently Asked Question: Is Stepford Wives Organization MGTOW / MRA in Disguise?

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

We have been frequently emailed and asked online, “Is the Stepford Wives Organization MGTOW?” or “Is the Stepford Wives Organization MRA men in disguise?”

So the first thing we did was to look it up online at Google. And that left us scratching our heads, “are we Maximum Takeoff Weight?” (at least that’s what we got when we typed in our inquiry at Wikipedia).

So then we typed in MRA, and Google returned this picture:

Now we’re even more confused. We asked Carolyn’s husband and he said, “Um, I think they mean Men’s Rights Movement….sounds like a gun club but is really a male version of National Organization for Women.”

Needless to say, if you had met any of us in person, there wouldn’t be a need to ask that question. We definitely support the Men Going Their Own Way.

Here are a few lines from the MGTOW manifesto:

1. Instilling masculinity in Men by:

Demanding respect for men.
Serving as good male role models.
Living independent lives.
Fighting chivalry.

2. Instilling femininity in Women:

We will hold women equally accountable to men and ignore and shun those who refuse to take any responsibility for their own circumstances. Thus we induce women to take a complementary position with men instead of a competitive position as is now the case.

Feminine qualities we want from Women:

Being a Nurturer.
Being Supportive.
Being Responsible.
Being Respectful.
Being Honest.

Of course we support their goals, and stand behind them 100%. But we ourselves are NOT MGTOW (Men Going Their Own Way), nor are we MRA (Men’s Rights Activists).

Men today – white men, in particular – have it more difficult than any demographic group in the Western hemisphere. As quotas are required to be filled, jobs, opportunities, and benefits are doled out to a multitude of nonwhite males. We, as women, understand that invisible sense of existence. Therefore, we were able to empathize with their drive to reclaim their manhood, just as we reclaimed our femininity.

The last thing the oft downbeaten men (just watch many of the popular tv commercials where women are portrayed as smart and strong and men are portrayed as stupid and weak) needs in our society is to be made fun of. And once you combine the whole Women and Children more with the Women First vision of the new headstrong feminists, it is clear we are headed for the fall of Western Civilization.

“We Don’t Vote Unless We Are Told To” – The Stepford Wives Organization

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

At the Stepford Wives Organization ( http://www.stepfordwives.org || http://www.stepfordwife.com || http://www.stepfordgirls.com ) we do not vote unless we are told by our husbands to do so. And it’s always because he wants an extra vote for his candidate.

We believe we are not informed or educated enough to make a decision about politics, so we let the man of the house handle the important matters concerning our country. Besides we are so wrapped up in dinner preparations that we seldom have time to look over the credentials of candidates.

Here are more reasons why we don’t vote. Click on each picture to view in original dimensions.

Conservative Women Propose A Solution To Income Inequality: Marriage (Time Magazine Article)

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

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In the article, Mona Charen says, “Millions of women have taken feminist advice and it’s led to unparalleled misery.”

We couldn’t agree more. Look at the tempestuous married life of the unhappy housewife Betty Friedan of the Feminine Mystique and compare it to happy 67 year marriage of Fascinating Womanhood author Helen Andelin.

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When my sister Carolyn went through all her Women’s Studies courses in college, she took it all in with an open mind and without judgment. Once she came out into the real world and found out that most women couldn’t have it out, it was time to throw in the towel and return to the kitchen. As we always say at the Stepford Wives Organization: “If you can’t do two things in mediocrity, it’s better to do one thing well!

To Read the Time Magazine Article, click here Conservative Women Propose A Solution To Income Inequality

How To Cure A Feminist: “I Think A Man Completes Me.”

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Here is a nifty 4-step recovery program on how to cure a feminist, from the November 2003 issue of Maxim Magazine. We at the Stepford WIves Organization always recommend listening attentively when men are speaking, and what better way to do this than to seek out their viewpoints in men’s magazines? To learn how to become the Stepford girl, you first have to see what men are looking to change.

As you can see, it’s not all that difficult. Dress the way he likes girls to dress, and don’t make deep, aggressive statements. Look at the change in the way she looks at the male gaze from step 1 to step 4. These are, at the very least, your path to reclaiming your right to be the Stepford girly girl.

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Is The Stepford Wife the Secret to A Long Lasting Marriage (Emirates Woman Article Nov 2012)

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

Our organization – thanks to our Carolyn – got a request to write an article that was published in the Emirates Woman magazine in November 2012. It’s an interesting read because it counterpoints Carolyn’s viewpoint on the traditional wife with those of a professional career woman Bidisha, a broadcaster and writer who specializes in arts, culture, and social affairs, including gender, sexuality, and race. The referee, and compiler of the articles is Alexandria Gouveia.

This is what page 116 of the intro article looks like. Click on the photo to see a larger image of the picture.

Carolyn’s article precedes career woman Bidisha’s. If you want to read Carolyn’s complete article, click here to our page: Carolyn Snowden: The Relationship Debate

The following is Bidisha’s counterpoint article, which appears on page 120 following Carolyn’s:

“The surrendered wife deserves our sympathy,”says, Bidisha, broadcaster and writer specialising in the arts and culture and social affairs including gender, class, sexuality and race.

There is no person more boring, or bored, than a stay-at-home wife. I would recommend such a role only for women who have small brains, small hopes, small potential and small personalities. But I know no such women. What I do know is that 5,000 years of inequality, machismo, conditioning, intimidation and oppression have resulted in this strange, stunted creature – the surrendered wife – who finds some kind of sick nobility in grovelling to a man. The wretch believes that her highest virtue lies in giving the greatest attention to the smallest things: the dustpan, the oven, the crib, the sink – and the contents of her husband’s underpants.

The surrendered wife deserves our sympathy. Without realising it, she has been subjected to a deep cultural, social and political lobotomy, internalised the propaganda that says she is naturally destined for wife-work according to her innate capacities, and has emerged competent but wholly unrebellious. She is good at organising the home, judicious with her children’s upbringing, efficient about the family’s comings and goings, savagely chic when entertaining. But she is dependent for her survival – and that makes her submissive. If she doesn’t please her lord and master, she has nothing to fall back on. In order to survive, she must turn herself into a giver in the bedroom, a maid on the landing, a cook in the kitchen, a nanny in the nursery, a secretary at the desk, a housekeeper in the pantry and a hostess in the lounge. No matter what reflected status she may gain from her husband, at the core of it she herself is merely a geisha: there to serve. She exists to be exploited for her sexual, social and physical labour but, as a dependent subordinate with no power of her own, she can be bullied, hurt, disparaged or replaced whenever her owner chooses.

When a woman’s scope is reduced to the four walls of her home, her soul shrinks accordingly. Her frustration, boredom and bitterness are sublimated into obsession with petty surface details, extreme self-objectification, obsessive shopping and the bullying of staff. Because she is isolated, she doesn’t have the resources to fight the source of her oppression – that is, her husband and the entire macho ethos that keeps her in her place – and so she transfers her rage onto other women, satisfying her insecurity by making small-minded, insecure, sniping judgements. She begins to police other women’s behaviour, perhaps even her own daughters’ behaviour, punishing them if they do not conform. This is understandable and it’s what oppressed groups have always done. It is easier to lash out laterally than face the reality of oppression; easy to submit to misogynist ‘tradition’, hard to fight such entrenched views, especially when they are backed up by the threat of violence.

I believe women deserve much more than a life of service. That is not a life, it is merely an existence in which all of our resources are used up for others’ benefit. That said, the hardest and most profound free work we do – bringing up children, caring for elderly relatives, keeping communities together peacefully – should be acknowledged, honoured and credited instead of being assumed, expected, unpaid, undervalued and taken advantage of.

Instead of women judging each other, or themselves, they should judge men. We deserve to go into the world to fulfil our potential without being leered at, opposed, judged, sexually harassed, sexually assaulted, followed or abused. We deserve to be treated equally as minds and personalities, not as objects. A woman has a basic human right to be seen as a person in her own right, an individual, and not a man’s wife, someone’s daughter, someone’s mother, someone’s sister or someone’s neighbour, with all the labour and duties that entails. And when we come home unmolested from our studies, our work or visiting friends and family, we will do precisely half of the work required, and the man should do the other half. Since a man makes half a baby, he should do half the childcare. Since he makes half the dirt, he should do half the cleaning. And since he eats half the food, he should do half of all the kitchen work.

Men have killed each other in great wars, put other men on the moon, created vast architectural structures and tiny electronic circuits, and constructed complex governments in which men help other men achieve wealth, status and power. Women have done so too, of course, but their names are erased from history and their contribution ignored, belittled, downgraded or sidelined. Men have developed intricate religions, laws and courts in which, year after year, men who abuse women walk free using a variety of excuses. Are you telling me that Man, this great and complex creation, in all his genius and abusiveness and hypocrisy, is not capable of wiping a baby’s bottom?

Being a surrendered wife is dull, repetitive, unjust, unfulfilling and submissive. Obedient women don’t make history, they merely clean it and furnish it for men to inhabit, and are not credited afterwards. Never forget that surrender is the very last resort of heroes, warriors and adventurers. It is easy to be a slave because you know what your fate is: to be a slave forever. But that is no life. Women are too interesting to be hidden from the world, too intelligent to be barred from contributing in full, too witty to be silenced in public, too dynamic to be held back from the outside world and too strong to be denied.

Girls and Women Are Not What They Use To Be

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

It’s sad but true, girls and women are not what they use to be. If we want men to treat us with the respect and adoration we once had, we have to earn it.

Filomena Tobias flips Joakim Noah off.

No matter who or where you are from, even if you are a devout feminist who disagrees with the philosophy of the Stepford Wives Organization, we can all agree that this is NOT the way for gentlewomen to behave. Empathy, compassion, and kindness is what ALL men and women should aspire to. This, is NOT what the suffragists in the Senecca Falls Convention of 1848 fought for. Women cursing like truck drivers is not equality, it’s frighteningly coarse.

Stepford Ladies and Stepford Wives, if we want to reclaim fascinating womanhood, we have to act the part! This, is not the answer:

A Stepford Wife Votes Who Her Husband Tells Her To Vote For

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Midterm Elections are here! And though we are sure rooting for our husbands’ party. We girls admire what women suffragists did for pushing for a woman’s right to vote. However we feel that we are mostly not smart enough to take the entire political picture into consideration. The world of men and the business of running a country is really too confusing for us.

Happily, for those of us who use the polling station as a way to socialize and say hi to the other girls, we have our husbands to tell us how and who to vote for. We listen to our men and trust they know the right candidate to pick. A very few of the more inquisitive wives sometimes ask their husbands how they come to their choices. Almost all the time, the more liberal and open-minded men would just chuckle and say “how cute it is you’re trying to appear smart! Just put your practice ballots over ours, and trace our picks.”

The rest of the husbands just tell us to stay at home. They say those flashing lights and buttons are too complicated for us to work.

And that’s fine by us!