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By Kathleen Gerson

How do ladies make a choice from paintings and family members commitments? And what are the explanations, limits, and outcomes of the "subtle revolution" in women's offerings over the Nineteen Sixties and Seventies? to reply to those questions, Kathleen Gerson analyzes the reviews of a gently chosen crew of middle-class and working-class ladies who have been teenagers within the Seventies. Their informative existence histories show the rising social forces in American society that experience led present day girls to stand numerous tough choices.

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Similarly, women today who experience deeply felt ambivalence toward mothering are less likely to repress, deny, or ignore these misgivings than they were in the past, when the sanctions against antimaternal feelings were strong. The next two women shared Gail's and Mary's high work ambitions and early apprehensions about parenthood. Unlike Gail and Mary, however, they did not meet felicitous circumstances in adulthood that supported these early goals. They thus experienced a marked change of life direction as they turned toward home and children over time: Susan grew up in a middle-class home, but it was not a happy one.

In time, work became burdensome, not fulfilling, to these women. They also came to perceive work as a threat to securing the intimacy and support they depended on at home. Susan and Vicki thus ultimately concluded that mothering was preferable to the frustration of paid work and that it also promised to cement a cherished relationship at home. Despite their early work ambitions and persistent ambivalence toward child rearing, they eventually opted for domesticity over strong work ties. These two women may seem out of step with their age peers who have found a more supportive environment for rising work aspirations, but they represent a growing group forced into jobs and occupations they find stultifying in order to earn a living.

There are many ways besides gender to segment a labor force. Whatever capitalism's ills, its decline does not ensure gender equality or female liberation. There have been and continue to be many ways to keep women subordinate. The destruction of the capitalist economic system will not necessarily dissolve female subjugation, any more than did the destruction of precapitalist economic and social forms. One obvious solution to the problems with theories that stress patriarchy or capitalism alone is to incorporate them both into a single analysis.

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