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Hilda Scott

  • 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.

Hilda Scott, U.S. writer