It has been estimated that around 100 million people are homeless any day of the year around the world. This number does not account for those who use temporary shelters, which means the real number is much, much larger. In addition, around 600 million live in unsafe shelters, and the majority of these homeless people are women and children.
A theology that mandates homemaking for all women, and ignores the reality of poverty that leaves nearly a tenth of the human population without a home, isn't helpful. How are women, who have no home, or live in unsafe shelters, supposed to identify themselves as "homemakers"? How will they explain to their children that mom cannot be what God wants her to be?
Theology needs to be rooted in reality, not fantasy. Homemaking is essentially a privilege of the wealthy. Those who can afford to stay home and forgo work, who actually have a home to stay in, can choose to do so. But those who cannot afford to forgo work, or who do not have homes to begin with, cannot choose. A theology that tells people they are sinning because they cannot choose the life they ought to is a theology that has its roots in sin itself, for it ignores the call to social justice and places the blame on those who are the victims of our collective global injustice.
Poverty and violence go hand in hand, and although violence isn't always visible, poverty is. Women who escape domestic violence end up often homeless, for our societies aren't designed to take care of those who cannot help themselves. It is not accidental that hierarchical theology tells women to stay in abusive relationships, because it idolizes the family. Helping a woman escape an abusive relationship goes against the grain, because it would force her to find a job (and women shouldn't work), or cause her to become homeless (without a home to take care of). If a woman must be a homemaker, a woman shouldn't leave the home, even if it would save her life. And it is because of this central belief that we find why hierarchical theology does more harm than good, for what could possibly be more important than the safety and well being of a human being, created in the image of God?