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“What all women have in common is that they share most of the unpaid work of the world.”
“... it is impossible to attack the problem of poverty in the industrialized or the developing world effectively unless the extent to which poverty is a women's problem is recognized.”
“Nothing a housewife does is of value in capitalist terms because it does not take place on the market and therefore does not contribute to the Gross National Product.”
“The 'leisured' wife was a badge of achievement, the ornament to hard work and virtue for families on the way up.”
“At the demonstration of sixty feminists against the Miss America Pageant in 1968, when the women filled a trash can with bras, girdles, curlers and spike-heeled shoes, the bra-burning myth was launched by the media and, in spite of its inaccuracy and spiteful intent, put radical feminism on the map.”
“The personal is not just political. It is also economic.”