The love of anything and everything connected with domesticity is common to women of all ages, generations, cultures, races, religions; characters, inclinations, hobbies and crucial life choices may differ. Women may spend almost all of their time, or just a few hours after work, at home. But rare is the woman who won't exchange recipes with her friends, who will resist taking a peek at a store that sells home decorations, who doesn't delight in new curtains, crisp linens or freshly washed floors.
Take a look at a typical women's magazine. Right next to interviews with high-ranked, power-centered career women, you'll see articles about how to decorate a table for the holidays, how to discipline your children, and of course, recipes, recipes and more recipes.
How about the ever-blooming interest in various crafts? Whenever I board a bus, I can notice at least one woman knitting or crocheting something. They make kippas for their husbands or sweethearts, tiny baby items, scarves, and more.
Sure, some women will claim that they never had any interest in the domestic arts. Some will go as far as saying that the interest in home and everything that has to do with it, is an oppressive patriarchal scheme designed to occupy women and keep them busy with trifles, so they won't have time or energy to enter the truly influential, high-paying, high-powered spheres. But no scheme could bring this satisfied glow onto a woman's face, when after a long, productive day, she observes her realm and sees clean floors, fresh linens, and a hot home-cooked meal on the table.
Some men, on the other hand, will be more domestically inclined. My husband loves cooking, baking, shopping, and dedicated much thought to home comforts. But the typical man, while he likes good meals and ironed shirts, does not have the "nesting" instinct which is so common with women.
There's a true, these days often lost, freedom in a woman who cheerfully delights in her home and dedicates her best efforts to it.