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I had this thought over and over after the birth of my son. I had my own legal practice at the time, which I quit when he was a year old. We've since had another child as well. Ultimately I came to the understanding that "liberation" is not the issue - of course having choice over whether we can work or not is a good thing. The issue is the neo-liberal political changes that occurred from the late 1970s - immediately after the second wave feminist movement began. Deregulation and the changing political and economic sphere as a consequence of free market policies and the pursuit of capital above all else, changed the way Western society's and economics are structured today. The fact that women could join the workforce was an aside really. I wrote a little about this yesterday actually - https://medium.com/@abetterearth/voting-against-your-own-interests-faf3ebfabadb

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Sacha | Thoughts

Sociologist and writer focused on analysing societal power dynamics and promoting positive social change