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Ann Oakley
1944 -
Nationality: British
Category: Sociologist
Subcategory: British Sociologist

Families are nothing other than the idolatry of duty.


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.


Housework is work directly opposed to the possibility of human self-actualization.


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.


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.


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.


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