Hmmm...I just read an article about Ann Daly's mom who was a hausfrau in the 1950's. Check it out.
Boy, I don't feel that way at all. I have a husband who helps and encourages me to do things I like. Yay! And actually, I feel free-er as a hausfrau to explore areas that interest me. Like blogging, sewing, cooking, gardening, participating in community clubs and events, running, yoga. I look at it like I'm still building my creative resume.