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Sometimes I get to put on posh frocks and be Madam Glamour, the vendor of my wares. My lovely friend Kath, a stylist, puts me into things I'd never dream of. But my real life is very different. It's very, very home-based - an intense domestic life, that's the core of everything.
I hate the domestic life.
I'm not very good at being domesticated. I've tried. The domestic life I find claustrophobic - the rituals and habits and patterns.
I was quite able at the insignificant work I did in MI6, but absolutely dysfunctional in my domestic life. I had no experience of fatherhood. I had no example of marital bliss or the family unit.
John le Carre
Many of the same women who assert their rights at work return to homes and families in which they do far more than their share of cooking, cleaning and childcare. It is in the politics of domestic life that we see the perils of an insufficiently evolved equality, and as such we can identify it as the place where feminism was stopped in its tracks.
In domestic life, the woman's value is inherent, unquantifiable; at home she exchanges proven values for mythological ones. She 'wants' to be at home, and because she is a woman, she's allowed to want it. This desire is her mystique, it is both what enables her to domesticate herself and what disempowers her.
I love domestic life.
I can't go too much into my domestic life because there are ex-wives ready to do me in.
With my daughter, who at the time was one, my domestic life needed to take more precedent and really with my own self I needed to develop quite a bit more. So that put Blur down the list of priorities quite a lot by the time I came to thinking about it.
Because of new technologies, new wealth, new conditions of domestic life and of international relations, unprecedented criteria and issues are coming up for national decision.
I like being able to go to the supermarket and go on the Tube and have an ordinary domestic life. I'd hate to have to protect myself. I'm quite lucky that I can carry on without any intrusions. I don't get given a hard time by anyone.
My novels are high concept. I guess big ideas interest me more than, say, the minutiae of domestic life.
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