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Domestic, that’s just a terrible word isn’t it? June Cleever, Fannie May Barker, the Home and Garden Cookbook. Home economics classes, Chatelaine, domestic. It’s a box people were put in.
By A.howe on 05.20.2011
This word brings froth thoughts of both restriction and liberation. I see families, communities and nations becoming keepers of their own homesteads, acting as stewards for resources that matter and support us all. But then there’s the whole required women’s role business. Bummer.
By Yes on 05.20.2011
She was unsure about her new role. A wife now. Generally that meant time to grow up, throw away all that childish bevaviour she loved. It was just so, so domestic. It wasn’t her. But she would try.
By birdsinmyhead URL on 05.20.2011
“Domestic Abuse” is what the psychologist called it. All the pieces added up, he had said, as he handed her a box of tissues. She sat there dazed and confused. “I just called it love.”
By Emily on 05.20.2011
keep your face above the water
so you don’t miss the heavenly glories.
keep your ears open
so you don’t miss the melodies
By christine on 05.20.2011
I lost my domestic anxieties when all my kids went away and i no longer had to make them do chores or clean the baseboards or worry about how good of a mom i appeared to be. Now I my domestic desires are all MINE and not a compromise with anyone or anything.
By Kymberley URL on 05.20.2011
cats and dogs live in houses and that makes them domestic, but when they don’t belong to any particular human or home, they are considered wild. that is the only difference between a cat that is domestic and a cat that wild. a person. that is really interesting.
By Emma on 05.20.2011
By tori robinson on 05.20.2011
this word really doesn’t have a meaning. it is something that isn’t really there. it is nothing that can be described, because everyone would describe it differently.
By rachael on 05.20.2011
There are many types of domestic animals. My personal favorite is a dog. They really are man’s best friend. They’re lovable and loyal and always there for who will treat them with dignity and respect. A lot of work comes with owning this type of animal. Dogs are one of nature’s greatest gifts.
By Deena on 05.20.2011
The cat sat upon the windowsill in the midday sun and purred. It rolled onto it’s back, It’s white paws flexing in the air and relaxing as it batted at the sun’s rays.
By Katie URL on 05.20.2011
domestic violence, family, from withing, origianl, not foreign, domesticated, husband hurts wife, or opposite.
By Christie Okafor on 05.20.2011
Normally he might write a regular small vignette based on the word of the day.
The writer goes to his well to look for an inspiring word. It’s the same word as the day before. He closes his laptop, pours another shot of cheap whiskey and weeps silently so as to not wake his dog, who was dreaming of eating elbows.
By richpee URL on 05.20.2011
Domestic flights in our country take about 30-40 minutes. You need to get to the airport about an hour before you’re flight. They weigh you and your luggage. Stick on the needed stickers, and let you on.
By echodd on 05.20.2011
Domestic dogs, cats, turtles. They are pets. Pets in households. Pets to be used. Used as therapy. Used for the purpose of making us happy. Humans. Those opposite from them. Animals. Companionship. Friendship. Love.
By chattykathy on 05.20.2011
She never wanted to be a domestic housewife, she had goals when she was a child. She always said she’d be the first female president, but instead she’s washing clothes and having babies while her businessman husband is probably out having an affair with his secretary, so unfair.
By Andrea URL on 05.20.2011
cats! omg so cool, they’re like awesome, and the word sounds really familiar…… hhhmm maybe like the relationship; domestic relationship..
CATS…. :) :D
By casey on 05.20.2011
Domestic violence. How can violence be domestic? The two words just cancel each other out. it’s actually quite stupid. Verbal arguments turn into hitting and more violent means of acting out. Domestic is the opposite of violence. It doesn’t really make sense.
By Rebecca URL on 05.20.2011
Old school beliefs. Why is that every man wants a domesticated woman? Not fair, pick up the house you lazy bitch!
By Kate on 05.20.2011
oh, it is still this word. i thought a new one would come up after. oh well.
let me just stare at it and see if new ideas come up. nah, nothing.
When i hear domestic I think of something homely. Something that involves the kitchen, cleaning, sewing. It isn’t necessarily a negative thing, unlike what the media and society portrays today. I would love to be domestic once i become married. It is frowned upon as a woman today but I think it is extra
By Amanda on 05.20.2011
Is what people do in their houses. It’s washing dishes and doing laundry and loving their families. It’s having a husband and kids and all of the things that come along with the territory. Dogs, cats, home, fun, love, work.
By Renee on 05.20.2011
Domestic fire. Domestic light. Domestic energy. Domestic food. Domestic weather. Domestic music. Domestic firearm. Domestic house. Domestic human.
By Felipe URL on 05.20.2011
not wild, but tamed. doing housework. have to cook dinner, do chores and tend to your man. Animals can be domesticated. some animals are domestic. around the house.
By jana URL on 05.20.2011
I don’t know what this word means. i think of domestic parternship which is when you’re gay, right? I don’t know. I also think of animals that are domestic but I’m not entirelly sure if that’s the word I’m thinking of. Maybe it is. I don’t know.
By erin on 05.20.2011
Cows – everywhere. Some with four legs. Some with two, hornless, harmless, disguised as benign, middle class, slow, laid back women, who can be driven. Domesticated.
By Harvinder URL on 05.20.2011
Domestic. To be connected. Within your family, your loved one, your country, your home.
By Tyler on 05.20.2011
I hope I will never turn into a domestic house wife. I worry that I will not be able to be successful and have a family. I think men should try our role once in a while. I admire men who are stay at home dads. Ugh growing old.
By Natalie on 05.20.2011
In a way, I am domestic on the outer shell. Quiet, withdrawn, and calm – but inside, I am just as wild as can be. I only allow myself to let loose when everything is all fucked up. When that happens, I go all out and lose myself for a while. It’s a good feeling.
By rachaelroyce URL on 05.20.2011
is domstic violence
when it takes place outside the home
home is where the heart is
wheres your heart
By justicewholoves on 05.20.2011
domestic takes a place of restraint. and limited. trained and conformed to society. and nothing but an exact replica of all the domesticated humans.
By Isabella URL on 05.20.2011
One world united in idiocy. One world together in stupidity. Young, old, rich, poor, One fucked up world.
By Nathan Maxfield on 05.20.2011
Statutory warning: Being domesticated in injurious to the spirit. Live dangerously.
is domestic violence
when it takes place outside the home
because home is where the heart is
wheres your heart
By justicewholoves URL on 05.20.2011
“The dysfunction I suffered from the endless years of domestic abuse left me black and blue. “- classic Oprah moment.
By Ellyn on 05.20.2011
household. an animal. a man. domestic things. home. what else am i supposed to write about this word. i want to write about it. started describing it but then realized it didn’t say to describe it. it just said to not think and just write.
By Norma on 05.20.2011
A sense of belonging. Comfort. Warmth. Safe. Domesticity is tameness. Boring sometimes, yet exceedingly comfortable. Wonderful in its own right. Sometimes there is nothing better than a domestic Sunday, spent in ones home. Warm blankets, cold winter days, puppies and kittens. Domestic is not a bad thing. It’s beautiful in its own right.
By Jessica on 05.20.2011
Domestic is a woman in her house cooking for her family. Of course. That’s what we know. Yet domestic is also the business man adhering to the norms of his profession, the student following every rule to progress efficiently, and the friend only listening because she must. Domestic is what we are to form to life.
By Kelsey on 05.20.2011
Being domestic is overrated. People calling themselves a “domestic goddess” instead of a housewife is dumb. Im not super domestic, but I can be when I have to.
By Candy on 05.20.2011
Sitting on the couch. My parents behind me. Watching a bad movie. Drinking hot chocolate. Trying to figure out what my mom is thinking about my dad who is talking about his problems. Watching my dog twitch a little while sleeping. Sort of overhearing my sister and her boyfriend in the basement and wishing that it was me instead.
By Gabby on 05.20.2011