Quotation by Tish Sommers

The duty of caring for failing elderly relatives is more than a family matter, a personal dilemma, or a sex equity issue. Basically, it is a problem of how our society views old and disabled people. With the growing numbers of chronically ill, it can no longer be some other family's tragedy. Eventually we must face hard questions, as individuals and as a nation.
Tish Sommers (20th century), U.S. writer, and Laurie Shields (20th century), U.S. writer. "Who Takes Care of Our Parents?" As quoted in The Utne Reader (April 1990).

Excerpted from the book Women Take Care: The Consequences of Caregiving in Today's Society (1987).
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