"Åsa Linderborg about to leave the rat race"
"This is a kulturartikel which is a part of Aftonbladet's opinionsjournalistik."
"Åsa Axelsson, 48 years, has gained big headlines during the week. Åsa Axelsson is the exhausted teacher who for good have stopped working. Through a new way of life, she has saved the whole of the non-salary 333 333 sek. In the book I'm leaving the rat race – a life without paid work, she tells about how it went."
"It started with that she cut the four children's milk consumption. So saved 6 578 per year. She bakes all the bread. All days served grötlunch. She picks all the berries and grow a lot of yourself in villaträdgården in Umeå."
"She pulls down on the heat indoors, and sweat less, and therefore need not showering as often. A shower may not be longer than five minutes. Old shoes repaired instead of being discarded. The presents wrapped in the pillowcase instead of wrapping paper. Cabbage dippas not in the salt and oil, ice water works as well (”juicy and refreshing”)."
"it is a collective necessity in much of the husmoderskunskap that Åsa Axelsson taken to the honor. Konsumtionshetsen destroy the climate and human capital development. It is a matter of course that we all put on our life. But the longer I read, the more it appears the project as a giant ego trip. "
"the Daughters need to have a hairstyle that does not require a professional pair of scissors. The son's violin lessons are halved. Youngest daughter can no longer go on leisure, it is too expensive, so she will be at home with mom. The children may not go and visit her parents, for they live too far away. Of going home at lunch instead of eating (and socializing) with their workmates."
"For Åsa has a man, which is the premise for the whole. He is a researcher and has a private practice. Åsa hemmatillvaro is possible as long as he wants to be a housewife. To have a wife. More vulnerable than so can any woman be."
"Åsa Axelsson understand yourself that it is only the middle class can do so here. More than that, I would say. It is only the white woman has the privilege to do so here. "
"nTänk an immigrant from Syria or Somalia to declare that she does not want to work but just take care of the children and the household? It would hardly brought out a book meant for inspiration. Aftonbladet had never made the headline. Then had the reaction been: You fucking do not defraud the rest of us! "
"this is what Åsa Axelsson makes. She is absolutely clear that she will get negligibly low pension. It is her choice. But when she writes that you can borrow the books for free at libraries, she will be rude. It is the taxpayer that builds the library, that is to say, the paying collective Axelsson left and closest to the taunts of his ekorrspring."
"It is we others which enables health care, education, roads, waste management, defence, authorities, parliament and all the housewives need as much as all the others. How many seconds would society work if everyone – or all women – stopped working?"
"nOm Åsa Axelsson, at least, had spent his free time on the political struggle for a different society, instead of this conservative hemmaprojekt. Six or even four hour work day, evenly distributed workload in the home and a sustainable working life. It is only with a single leap, which we can all jump out of the rat race."