Feminist focuses on rethinking the nature of work would help women workers resist psychological exploitation even though such efforts not change the economic situation. By attributing value to all the work women do, whether paid or unpaid, feminist activists provide alternative self-concepts and self-definitions for women. Feminist also focuses on careerism, getting women employed in high-paying professions, not only alienated masses of women from feminist movement. Instead of keeping women at home, children of the 1970s were the expense that drove women to earn, for wives with children at home were more apt to be earning than women in general. Although many of these women never participated in feminist movement, they did think of themselves as challenging the old-fashioned ideas about women's place. Early feminist perpetuation of the notion "work liberates women" alienated many poor and working-class women, especially non-white women, from feminist movement for a number of reasons.