Boys don't make passes at female smart asses.
America is a nation fundamentally ambivalent about its children, often afraid of its children, and frequently punitive toward its children.
Although Freud said happiness is composed of love and work, reality often forces us to choose love or work.
Like plowing, housework makes the ground ready for the germination of family life. The kids will not invite a teacher home if beer cans litter the living room. The family isn't likely to have breakfast together if somebody didn't remember to buy eggs, milk, or muffins. Housework maintains an orderly setting in which family life can flourish.
Boys don't make passes at female smart-asses.
No labourer in the world is expected to work for room, board, and love -except the housewife.