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“We have not outgrown a servant society; we've just rebaptized 'cook,' 'governess,' 'maid' and called her 'mother.' That technology has made these duties easier to perform doesn't affect the location of responsibility. Dependence on an unacknowledged and essentially unrewarded servant is not conducive to democratic respect for others.”
“However splendid the achievements of those who commit themselves to searching out better social forms, their revolutionary stance exacts a heavy price in the impoverishment and isolation that usually characterize lives lived cross-grain to the temper of the times.”
Amélie Rorty, U.S. philosopher, writer
Full name: Amélie Oksenberg Rorty.