Personal is Political

Discipline: Political Science

Deliberately paradoxical phrase intended to subvert the limitations of the public private divide.

The distinction made by liberals between the public world and the private world is mistaken. It functions, moreover, to sustain the oppression of women since it presents the structured inequalities of the household as the result of free individual choice.

Source:
Carol Pateman, The Disorder of Women (Cambridge, 1989)

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