Classic Quote of the Week: Ann Oakley on the Sociology of Women’s Unpaid Work

Your classic sociology quote for the week, colleagues: “Clearly, society has a tremendous stake in insisting on a woman’s natural fitness for the career of mother: the alternatives are all too expensive.” – Ann Oakley, 1974. Woman’s Work: The Housewife, Past and Present. Our blind and physically handicapped colleagues from the USA can read this free from the Open Library.

Clearly, society has a tremendous stake in insisting on a woman’s natural fitness for the career of mother: the alternatives are all too expensive. – Ann Oakley, from Woman’s Work: The Housewife and Present, 1974.
Clearly, society has a tremendous stake in insisting on a woman’s natural fitness for the career of mother: the alternatives are all too expensive. – Ann Oakley, from Woman’s Work: The Housewife and Present, 1974.