When our dishwasher waved the white flag of surrender for the final time in its relentless war against us Humans Against Rinsing I had an epiphany. Equal rights, feminism, equal pay for equal work, changes in abortion laws, Kramer Vs Kramer, the concept of being able to have a choice about having a family or a career, the rise of the expectation you should have both, better sanitary products, beauty products not based on lead and not tested on cute little bunny rabbits had nothing to do with the Women’s Lib and everything to do with the invention of the washing machine and dishwasher.