Quotation by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Architecture might be more sportive and varied if every man built his own house, but it would not be the art and science that we have made it; and while every woman prepares food for her own family, cooking can never rise beyond the level of the amateur's work.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860–1935), U.S. author and feminist. Women and Economics, ch. 11 (1898).

Perkins favored the centralization and professionalization of much housework, both to improve its quality and (more importantly) to free women for other pursuits.
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