February 15, 2012
"Placing domestic and intimate relationships outside the boundaries of legitimate public interest in this way condemns them permanently to the status of intractable nature, or “frivolous gossip,” discouraging intervention and thereby preserving invisible practices of domination. After all, only social problems have social solutions. It is no coincidence that feminism’s furthest advances have been made in spaces already considered public (offices, voting booths), while the demands it places on “the private sphere” (like those concerning the division of household labor and childcare) face enduring resistance."
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