“Women have always worked. Well before a wage labor system came to dominate in industrial economics, women raised food, children, and animals; made clothes and meals; healed bodies and spirits” (Freedman 123).

I came across this in a book I’m reading for a gender studies class, and thought the method of assertion was interesting. In this quote, Freedman acknowledges the wage labor system by directly stating its domination over the economic system. By following the assertion with women’s accomplishments, it makes for a poignant commentary on the effects of wage labor on gender equality.