This woman has rather extreme views regarding women in the workforce. I’ve always worked outside the home, albiet parttime. We are very financially secure, but I’ve always enjoyed keeping my hand in nursing. I have many friends in nursing, and I enjoy getting out of the house and contributing. Yet, I think work at home is just as valuable.
Ms Hirshman apparently believes that women who stay at home harm society. She’s written a small book titled Get to Work: A Manifesto for Women and the World. She has a website. gettoworkmanifesto.com/index2.htmPeople are taking her seriously.
I wonder if baby boomer women, who have opted out of motherhood, become extremely successful, and perhaps have regrets, have too much influence and money? Another thought is that this type of philosophy is entirely geared towards high achieving educated women from privileged backgrounds. I truly think many leading feminists are totally out of touch with the struggles of the working class.