Looking Backward: 2000-1887 - Chapter 25 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 25 Summary

Because of Julian's interest in Edith, he asks Dr. Leete about the role of women in the workforce. Dr. Leete explains that women do form a large portion of the workforce, but they operate as a force separate from the men's group. Freed from the petty housework of an earlier century, and fully educated and trained, women elect what vocation to follow just as men do. Their careers are not hampered by marriage, since the household chores fall into the public realm. Dr. Leete points that out that husbands are not babies to be cared for by women. While women may not be encouraged to follow pursuits that require brute strength or manual labor, they do work at whatever trade they are suited to. Women have shorter work hours and vacation when needed, and they form an allied workforce with their male counterparts...

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