"It is common knowledge that family relations are alienated and alienating, that the “love” we have for our fathers, mothers, children and siblings has to be expressed through the work we do for them—work which produces them as commodities. All family members—even within the “love” of the family—are not protected from but remain subject to capital’s will and discipline. Children “must” go to school whether they want to or not, for example, and everyone is aware that the family is in reality the pool of labor on which capital draws. It appears as a place of “love,” but is in reality a place of alienation, of commoditization, of non-communication."
Leopoldina Fortunati, The Arcane of Reproduction: Housework, Prostitution, Labor and Capital