I married in my 20’s even though I never thought I would and was never particularly interested in marriage. Still, I ended up like most women working fulltime and taking care of everything at home. Thankfully, we never had kids. Separated after 28 years, but he died before we divorced. I would never marry again. Just no benefit to it.

I say that the so-called women’s revolution must begin at home and at work, not on the streets. As long as women continue to be second class citizens in their homes and workplaces, the revolution is dead. Women, who are burdened with all the childcare and housework, the eldercare, and working at jobs, will never have the time or energy to participate in a political revolution. They must rebel at home first and at work, second. Women must stop marrying and having children with men who refuse to be equal partners. Women must take full responsibility for birth control so they can prevent the pregnancies that enslave them for years. The revolution must begin at the personal level to succeed.

I was always a writer but lived in a bookkeeper’s body before I found Medium and broke free — well, almost. Working to work less and write more.

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