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Worthless Work, Worthless Women

Economists tell us “woman’s work” is worthless.

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Worthless work
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Worthless women

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Always remember: A society uses cues from economic signals to develop its laws, policies, and family-based arrangements.

The Patriarchy rests on a severely distorted view of economic wealth, social well-being, and the value of women.

No wonder it is such a screwed-up and failing system.
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The Invisible Woman

Assisted Living

ASSISTED LIVING: Provides ongoing help with daily living for those who wish to retain their independence.

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Typical services include:
‣ Cooking, housekeeping & laundry ‣ Personal care, dressing & grooming ‣ Minor medical care ‣ Health & exercise programs ‣ Transportation ‣ Educational, social, & cultural activities

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Considered appropriate for anyone who no longer wishes to live on their own, but who does not need medical care.

More economical than hiring a housekeeper, a chauffeur, a personal assistant, and a nurse.

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Men have had assisted living for millennia.

It’s called marriage.

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The Invisible Woman

Ungrateful Husbands and Idiot Economists

Think about how GDP is measured: If a woman looks after a house, and cares for her own children in that house, then she is not working and contributes nothing to the economy.



Interesting how similar the attitudes of the ungrateful husband and the economist who measures GDP.



The husband says, “You never contributed anything to the marriage.”

The economist says, “You never contributed anything to the economy.”

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The Invisible Woman

If It’s NOT Paid, It’s NOT Real Work

Men have CHOSEN to define ONLY paid labour as work.

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That is why a man can say to the wife of 30 years, who slaved to feed him, give him sex, care for him, clean his house and raise their family, “You contributed nothing to this marriage … and now you think you’re entitled to half of what I created?”

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The operative word is “slaved”:

Slave labour is not work … housework is not work … childcare is not work … husband-care is not work.

Her contribution to his success may be ignored, because by definition, it was not real.
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Woman’s work = The Foundation of Society

“Women know what men have long forgotten. The ultimate economic and spiritual unit of any civilization is still the family.”
Clare Boothe Luce

An economy’s future, and its quality of life, largely rest on the unpaid labour of women. Yet our huge contribution registers nowhere in GDP.

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It is “woman’s work” to birth the next generation, to fashion a haven – a safe, clean, warm and loving environment – in which a family can blossom.

It is “woman’s work” to ensure that children are cared for, loved, and grow-up to be healthy, law-abiding and productive.

It is “woman’s work” to create the meals which produce strong bodies and minds. Without us, productivity would decline and social costs would rise.

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Why are we are invisible?

Our contribution may be unmeasured, unrecorded, and unpaid, yet our role is absolutely and undeniably crucial to the functioning of a healthy, successful Society.

Indeed, “woman’s work” is far more essential to our species’ survival, to our happiness, and to our quality of life, than work performed in a mine, a factory, an office, or a store.
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Patriarchy is theft.

Patriarchy is built on the concept of women as free labour. Our bodies, minds, and abilities are appropriated without compensation.

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Like slaves, we are given room and board, and if we are lucky, a few shekels to clothe and amuse ourselves. But what we are given does not begin to equal what we contribute to society.

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Patriarchy is theft.
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Combining Family & Career

Don’t Get No Respect, Ladies, ‘Less You Charge For It!

If a woman looks after a house and cares for her own children in her own home, then according to statisticians she is not working.



But if she takes paid employment, pays someone else to raise her children, and to care for her house, then she, the nanny, and the domestic would all be classified as working.



Conclusion:
Caring for a house and children is work only if money changes hands.

Don’t get no respect, ladies, ‘less you charge for it!
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The Invisible Woman

Don’t Upset The Patriarchy

What men do is work.

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What women do is …

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Well, economists may not have a word for it, but ladies (be good girls, now!), those thousands of hours you devote annually to house and family – you wouldn’t want to upset the Patriarchy by actually claiming it is work, would you?

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It’s Official: Unpaid Housework Isn’t Work!

When measuring GDP, housework becomes real ONLY when someone pays for it.

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As with history, economics has been defined by dominant males:

Men do paid labour.

That IS work.

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Women do unpaid labour.

That IS NOT work.

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A Woman with Demons…

“Life demands a huge price from a woman – almost her entire existence – in the form of everyday life.

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Even in my present mode of life, I have to spend a much greater time and energy than a man for the sake of everyday life.

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Not in an abstract manner as is the case with a man, but in a really concrete, urgent manner to provide daily food and clothes for the household.”
Kamiya Mieko (Japanese psychiatrist)

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