Vatican: The washing machine liberated women – Europe, World – The Independent.

As International Women’s Day is celebrated, the Vatican had a novel message for the women of the world: give thanks for the washing machine. This humble domestic appliance had done more for the women’s liberation movement than the contraceptive pill or working outside the home, said the the official Vatican newspaper, Osservatore Romano.

And speaking of: Vintage Whirlpool Ad: Nothing Says “Liberation” Like A Woman’s Right To Do The Laundry.

Hey ladies, when you think about women’s rights, surely you think of laundry, don’t you? Well according to this vintage ad from Whirlpool, their washing machine “is the kind of emancipation any woman could understand!”

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