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due to poverty and poor social facilities, Italian women have traditionally been accustomed to working.
This statement resonates in their comparisons of differing "work ethic" between Italy and Netherlands yet doesn't quite strike the chord of class dialectic that accompanies, to my ears, stereotype of prosperity and "growth" within the USA.
When I reached a certain age, I became more attuned to the ways in which female accountability to and visibility (empirical and canonical) in the US the labor force is predicated on the vocal aspiration (there is only one :) of affluent females --formally educated or not. One might trust, for example, a ubiquitous assertion that women entered the labor market in the 1970s ... after a relatively long vacation from some sort of 3-year corvée event to support The Allied War Effort. That would be a mistake though.
Countless hundreds of thousands of females here, too, "have traditionally been accustomed to working" in fields, kitchens, laundries, mills (factories), and domestic "engineering". For centuries. For a pittance or none. Therefore my attitude to the fiasco so-called feminist revolution --"leaning into" leisure, consciousness, living wages, sex discrimination, paid leave that never materializes-- violently alternates between irritation and resignation. For whom, Qui bono?, prosperity benefits is a question that has yet to be answered by the will of the people.
Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
But feminism is in a state of evolution, indeed feminism has to be about societal and theoretical evolution, else it fails. MeToo and BLM are both coming together to provide a new burst of progress in ideas. But, feminism is like any other form of politics, it's done by those who show up. If you don't like what they do, show them there are other ways
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