Her efforts to avoid class distinctions within the movement have also been criticized (Addams 65).
While industrialization and communication allowed specialization to increase, this so-called interdependence was based on more financial dependency than on a shared vision of a common national project. Jane Addams wrote; "theoretically, the division of labor makes men more interdependent and human by drawing them together into a unity of purpose." However she continued; "the mere mechanical fact of interdependence amounts to nothing." I appreciate Jane Addams and her life pursuit of women's rights and social reform in America. As a woman growing up in a society which was influenced by her life, her work has infinitely affected my life. I can voice my opinion in a public forum, I am guaranteed an equal minimum salary, I can go to the
University of Houston and pursue a career, and I can do all of this and not be afraid of what society believes. I am really impressed by her opinions of a woman's views of her ties to a family and how they affect her wanting to be influential in society. That she does not have to choose one over the other. A woman does not have to be totally against her ties to a family life to be an independent and powerful force in society. For example, a woman's love for her children should be extended to