Mary Becker


This Commentary remarks on the work of Fineman and Williams, particularly their contributions to this Symposium. Both argue for better supports for caretakers and link such support to equality for women. In addition, this Commentary remarks on a recent article by Katherine Franke attacking feminist arguments for support of caretakers. Becker argues that better social and economic supports for caretakers and their dependents are necessary, not just to lessen the inequality between women and men, but as key components of a government fulfilling its primary goal—ensuring that all citizens are able to develop their capabilities.

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