Women's liberation versus familism is a subject for debate in traditional countries notably in the Arab world. Its implications refer to the private/public dichotomy, where women's power. concentration is in the private/family and men's in the public/society sphere. Almost always, arguments defending the family are used against calls for women's participation in the public sphere.
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