Hi Pam, thanks for your response! I may have worded this clumsily but the takeaway was intended to be that appliances help reduce the misogynistic burden placed upon women.

Back then, the argument was women are needed to do household chores but when these took up far less time, it was much harder to justify the (completely wrong) stigma of women in the workplace. We can see far more women entered the workplace after some of these inventions alongside women’s rights movements.

My point was technology has enabled/sped up positive changes in societal attitudes to treat women as equals instead of being forced to be domesticated.

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