I think that it was BV who suggested that after First and Second Wave Feminism, the subsequent waves were more about keeping people’s minds off of the results of Feminism than anything else.
Yes, bored housewives could now work. And so could lots of non-bored ones, often in less than satisfying jobs, and to the detriment of children if they were married, and future children if they are not.
Furthermore, they could now have abortions on demand, which was defined as progress, a very fine capability to possess. They did/do work very hard at defining it this way, taking a toll on their souls. Perhaps this effort could have been more productively placed elsewhere.
The prestige and joy of being a mother was now gone (or at least much of it). Perhaps this is where I will leave it. Upon inspection, it is rather easy to see why new waves of Feminism were necessary.