Southwestern Baptist, one of the nation’s largest Southern Baptist seminaries, is introducing a new academic program in homemaking as part of an effort to establish what its president calls biblical family and gender roles.
It will offer a bachelor of arts in humanities degree with a 23-hour concentration in homemaking. The program is only open to women.
Coursework will include seven hours of nutrition and meal preparation, seven hours of textile design and “clothing construction,” three hours of general homemaking, three hours on “the value of a child,” and three hours on the “biblical model for the home and family.”
Apparently they think a woman’s place is in the home, making meatloaf and sewing lacy curtains. Is barefoot and pregnant the next suggestion?
If anyone wants to sign up for the job without taking the seminary classes, you can buy a 50s housewife uniform from Costume-Shop.com.
Please don’t tell them that I knit, sew, garden, make jam, cook potroast, do laundry, and sometimes I even clean my house. I may be a Domestic Goddess, but I still don’t believe in God.