International Women's Day: Gadgets that have Liberated Women

258 WeCanDoIt-FeministPoster.jpgBecause today is International Women’s Day, we thought we’d look at some of the gadgets that have done their bit for women’s liberation in the centuries past.

A lot of these are devices that reduce domestic labour. That’s not because women are hardwired to appreciate dishwashers at the expense of fancier or bigger bits of hardware it’s because women have been forced into doing domestic labour for centuries; so, devices which make those tasks more efficient and less time-consuming are device that have helped women or anyone forced into domestic labour. Currently women earn 10% of the world’s income, yet work two-thirds of the world’s working hours

Ultimately it is laws and social attitudes that liberate women and mean that work (whatever it is) gets shared equally, but these little gadgets have helped along the way.

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Anna Leach