Australian Left Review


Janna Thompson


Technology, it is often said, has made the liberation of women possible. Labour-saving devices in the home, modern birth-control methods, the higher standards of living made possible by industrialization, have freed women from the more onerous household duties and given them a chance to take part in public life. Technological developments in the workplace — the introduction of office machinery is often cited as an example — have opened up more opportunities for female employment.



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