[Mutamento Sociale n.33 - November 2011]
It is a fact that technological revolutions are those that can change the world, however in our contemporary society an equally important revolution has been the one involving female behaviours. The latter remains still incomplete, not only because men are reluctant to change their own attitude and discriminations keep being a constant presence, but also because gender equality has penetrated more in depth among the richest and most educated social classes where having both parents receiving a (high) salary enables a larger investments on children education and growth. Given such incompleteness, women emancipation could turn out to be, ironically, a renewed source of social inequality.
Gøsta Esping-Andersen, La rivoluzione incompiuta. Donne, famiglie, welfare, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2011