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The traditional figure of the housewife has almost completely vanished.  Today, the woman must stay at home because she is used more and more at home, but she must be highly qualified to match a job description that grows bigger and more challenging, one loaded onto her shoulders: she has to adopt a new way of educating kids, knowing a minimum of pedadogy and puericulture,  trying to be just repressive enough to produce labor-power that’s intelligent and prepared, but conditioned enough to be able to accept the ideology of labor; she must prepare food with a minimum of rationality in regards to its nutritional value; she has to keep up with her kids’ studies; in bed, she no longer can passively accept sexual relations, but she must actively participate in them, she must always be cute and put together, she must possess a considerable amount of skill to disentangle family affairs, to pay taxes, to support appeals, she must handle the interminable queues in the medical clinics for the whole family, she must understand and remember.

Crisis and domestic work (On self-reduction, shoplifting, and other forms of gender war) Zero Work - Journal of the Veneto
[Trans. by Evan Calder Williams]

    The traditional figure of the housewife has almost completely vanished.  Today, the woman must stay at home because she is used more and more at home, but she must be highly qualified to match a job description that grows bigger and more challenging, one loaded onto her shoulders: she has to adopt a new way of educating kids, knowing a minimum of pedadogy and puericulture,  trying to be just repressive enough to produce labor-power that’s intelligent and prepared, but conditioned enough to be able to accept the ideology of labor; she must prepare food with a minimum of rationality in regards to its nutritional value; she has to keep up with her kids’ studies; in bed, she no longer can passively accept sexual relations, but she must actively participate in them, she must always be cute and put together, she must possess a considerable amount of skill to disentangle family affairs, to pay taxes, to support appeals, she must handle the interminable queues in the medical clinics for the whole family, she must understand and remember.

    Crisis and domestic work (On self-reduction, shoplifting, and other forms of gender war) 
    Zero Work - Journal of the Veneto

    [Trans. by Evan Calder Williams]

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"Communism is for us not a state of affairs which is to be established , an ideal to which reality [will] have to adjust itself. We call communism the real movement which abolishes the present state of things. The conditions of this movement result from the premises now in existence."---- The German Ideology, 1845