Salon: Social conservatives’ enduring myth: Women just want to stay home

Elizabeth Stoker has a new piece at Salon that I contributed on. The title is a bit odd. The point of the piece is that most women work because they absolutely have to. You need money to live. Of course, most women don’t like working. Most men don’t like working. You do it because you have to. But if we are worried about the toll toiling for the boss takes on women, the solution is not to thrust women back into utter spousal dependency. Liberation requires eliminating the necessary dependency on spouses or workplaces, and for that, European social democratic policies have shown the way.