How Serfdom Saved the Women's Movement

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photoWomen's roles have dramatically changed in the last few decades. Women now share the same career aspirations as men, and are still loving mothers. They make sacrifices, but it's their nannies who often pay the highest price, says The Atlantic Monthly's Caitlin Flanagan.

Tonight, On Point, how middle-class working women get ahead on the backs of their nannies.


Caitlin Flanagan, contributing editor, The Atlantic Monthly, author of the article "How Serfdom Saved the Women's Movement" in the current issue of the magazine and of the forthcoming book "Housewife Heaven"

Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, associate professor, department of sociology, University of Southern California, author of "Domestica: Immigrant Workers Cleaning and Caring in the Shadows of Affluence."

This program aired on February 20, 2004.


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