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“Woman’s Work” Doesn’t Count Because It Doesn’t Pay

Women – read about them in their hundreds of thousands on Wikipedia – and all but a few of them excluded from his-story.

But, did you also know that men have written women out of economics?

“Woman’s work” does NOT get counted in the measurement of GDP.

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That’s right, ladies – the thousands of hours you devote every year to ensuring the success of the fundamental unit of the economy, the family, counts for **NOTHING** in the National Accounts.

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Why?

Because, silly you, you didn’t get paid for doing it – and unpaid work is deemed worthless work, not worthy of being included in calculating GDP, the economic activity of a country!

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All hail male logic: If we don’t pay you for it, if instead, we steal it from you, well, then it ain’t real, and we don’t have to record it – nyah nyah nyah nyah nyah nyah!