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Ann Oakley
(1944-____) born on
Jan 00
0 writer. She is noted primarily for her views expressed in "Woman's Work: The Housewife, Past and Present," 1974.
         
   
F
Being a "good" mother does not call for the same qualities as being a "good" housewife. . . . a dedication to keeping children clean and tidy may override an interest in their separate development as individuals.

R
In our defence of biology and its mystique we are blind to the dangers of power. Women as the guardians of children possess great power. They are the molders of their children's personalities and the arbiters of their development.
A
The primary function of myth is to validate an existing social order. Myth enshrines conservative social values, raising tradition on a pedestal. It expresses and confirms, rather than explains or questions, the sources of cultural attitudes and values.
N
Housework is work directly opposed to the possibility of human self-actualization.
K
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.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Woman's Work: The Housewife, Past and Present," Ch. 5, 1974.
R: "Woman's Work: The Housewife, Past and Present," ch. 8, 1974.
A: "Woman's Work: The Housewife, Past and Present," Ch. 7, 1974.
N: "Woman's Work: The Housewife, Past and Present," Ch. 9, 1974.
K: "Woman's Work: The Housewife, Past and Present," Ch. 8, 1974.
   


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