In the book The Power of Women and the Subversion of Community (1975), Selma James and Mariarosa Dalla Costa briefly stated that even the most well-equipped kitchens at the time reflected outdated 19th-century technology. Their overarching argument is that the technological advancements inside the household do not reflect the advancement outside of it.
In today’s world, technology has come a long way; while households lag in such development, they still have incorporated certain advancements. The emergence of modern appliances has promised convenience, efficiency, and time-saving benefits. However, amid the gleaming stainless steel and sleek designs, one must wonder if such advancements help solve the issue of gendered unpaid domestic work.