The next generation rebelled, not against old values, but against ther parent's values, oddly enough. Young women aspired to be hard-ass career women instead of kitchen slaves for their husbands. Feminism. Sexual revolution. All women were supposed to want more than just homemaking.
Now a new generation has grown up, and women once again are rebelling. Of course, it's all fine and dandy to rebel against repression and work hard in their careers and make money and take pride in themselves, but hell, we want children and we want to watch them grow up.
My mother is of the generation that values career, and she has raised my sisters and I to be the same. However...I kind of want to stay home and work on my writing and cook and read and take care of my future children.
If a woman, a literate, intelligent woman, wants to be a housewife and stay home and raise the kids, shouldn't she be allowed to?