Vatican claims washing machines liberated women

wshinmachineSome things are better left unsaid. Reuters has a disturbing report that comes from a ridiculous editorial printed this past weekend in the l'Osservatore Romano, the semi-official Vatican paper. In this report published to purportedly celebrate this past International Women's Day, the question "What in the 20th century did more to liberate Western women?" was posed. Much to our surprise, the author of the lengthy article , who happens to be a woman, claims that the washing machine was the ultimate liberator.

"The debate is heated. Some say the pill, some say abortion rights and some the right to work outside the home. Some, however, dare to go further: the washing machine," it says.

The article titled "The Washing Machine and the Liberation of Women - Put in the Detergent, Close the Lid and Relax" attempts to justify its stance by going through the history of washing machines starting with  those designed in the 1700s all the way to modern laundromats.

But the again, what do you expect the Vatican to say? Never in a hundred years would they admit that something so "heinous" as the the pill, abortion rights, or the right to work outside the home would have contributed to women's lib.

I know, you guys are probably as outraged as I am and your probably don't want to read my rant, so I'll let you sound off in the comments.  What do you think about this idiotic claim?

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