Stephen W. sent us a link to a Walmart YouTube channel that recreates the supermom mythology. The website encourages moms to submit videos of themselves explaining how they’ve figured out how to save money while shopping, cooking, and cleaning. The website reads:
With creativity, ingenuity, and Walmart’s unbeatable prices. Moms can do anything.
(I bet they can’t coupon us out of this economic crisis though.)
Here’s a screen shot:
My first thought was: So apparently the wife is the one doing all the spending and, if she is a good little wife, she’s frugal and makes her husband’s hard-earned money go further. This would reproduce the husband as money-earner/wife as money-spender stereotype.
But then I realized: There’s no mention a dad or any earner anywhere on the front page. It’s nothin’ but moms.