"It remains to be seen whether feminism's greatest accomplishment was the liberation of women or whether it was redistributing feminine submission more equally between the gender" ponders Laura Kipnis (2003, 16 – footnote). Feminism is often credited (or blamed — pending on perspective) "for propelling out of the domicile and into the job market", however "economic downturn and stagnation of real wages" were most probably the key driving forces. Households became dependent on two incomes, not quite what women's liberation had intended.
Kipnis points out "that gender equity isn't necessarily synonymous with greater freedom; it can simply mean equality in submission". Women do in the 21st century enjoy equal (to men) status as legal persons, marital and property laws were reformed, but how equal are the genders?
Kipnis, L. 2003. Against love, a polemic. New York: Vitage Books.