interesting to see the breakdown behind your views yea in general, women in the west have had a much better time. women really were considered property and abused in many nonwestern cultures. even in the west, more social limits and less freedoms have fallen on them. in know as you go farther back in the past, women getting full educations was unrealistic. but after the turn of the 20th century, things were changing. the invention of many different labor saving devices meant that housekeeping was much less time consuming. freetime was increasing for everyone, including women. the womens lib movement was needed to secure things like the right to vote, and to help women get the same pay and recognition for the same work.. and to have more equal oppurtunities. now its true that the family should be protected because it is the foundation of society. giving women more options and more freedom will increase things like divorce and so on. however, theyre people too, and should be able to choose thier own lives. i dont think that even has to be in opposition to family.... if you think about it, if women have more choices in when they have a family, or who they have it with, etc, it could be a good thing for the family. in past times, a woman (and therefore her kids) might be trapped in a bad situation with a dude, but have no power to change it. whereas now, it doesnt have to be that way. self-determinance will often lead to a better outcome. people dont need to be bound into taking care of family, i think thats something that they will do on thier own. instead of restricting women, more incentives to stay married with kids would be a good thing. overall, the recent social changes in our society have been for the better. believe me, im aware of feminisms flaws. it was a movement that was needed, not something thats 100% true or consistent.