I'm seriously thinking that the one invention that changed the lives of American women for the better is - are you ready for this - the clothes dryer.
Think about it. Constant backaches from toting the laundry basket out to the yard, then having to bend to get the clothes to hang over and over and over again.
Shit was time consuming, backbreaking work, man.
I can remember my Okie grandma hanging clothes in the backyard and that was in the late 60s. After Bud finally broke down and bought her a dryer from Montgomery Wards, she had so much free time on her hands she made him go down and buy a TV set.
Myself, I couldn't imagine living without a washer and dryer.