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Housework is work directly opposed to the possibility of human self-actualization.Ann Oakley (b. 1944), British sociologist, author. Woman's Work: The Housewife, Past and Present, ch. 9 (1974).
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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 (b. 1944), British sociologist, author. Woman's Work: The Housewife, Past and Present, ch. 8 (1974).
Families are nothing other than the idolatry of duty.Ann Oakley (b. 1944), British sociologist, author. "The War Between Love and the Family II," Taking It Like a Woman (1984).
There are always women who will take men on their own terms. If I were a man I wouldn't bother to change while there are women like that around.Ann Oakley (b. 1944), British sociologist, author. quoted in Observer (London, Oct. 27, 1991).
If love ... means that one person absorbs the other, then no real relationship exists any more. Love evaporates; there is nothing left to love. The integrity of self is gone.Ann Oakley (b. 1944), British sociologist, author. "Love: Irresolution," Taking It Like a Woman (1984).
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