Tag Archives: domestic work

Why the gender gap in children’s allowances matters

TweetI figured the gender wage gap in babysitting had to be the earliest wage gap out there. But Bryce Covert has uncovered an even earlier one: Nearly 70 percent of boys say they get an allowance, compared to just under 60 percent of girls, according to a new survey from Junior Achievement. But unfortunately, it’s not likely because [...]
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Photo(s) of the Day: Domestic workers at work

Tweet The “hidden” nature of domestic work is what first drew Ellen Jacob to begin her photo series, “Substitutes.” For the series, Jacobs photographed and interviewed nannies living and working in New York City, increasing the visibility of work that is too often relegated to the privacy of individual homes. What follows are some beautiful images of [...]
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This Week in Feminism South of the Border

TweetImage translation: “While some breathe in, others expire.” Photo cred For those of us who have family, friends and ties beyond borders, and those of us who care about global feminism, here’s a few tidbits on what our allies south of the border are up to. Guyana’s Chief Justice rules that “cross-dressing in a public [...]
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The Feministing Five: Ai-jen Poo

TweetFor the past 12 years, Ai-jen Poo has been fighting for the workers “that make all other work possible.” Co-director of Caring Across Generations and director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), she was recently named by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People of 2012. And we’ve been fans of [...]
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Not Oprah’s Book Club: Lucy

TweetMelissa Harris Perry and others have been deconstructing just how disturbing the movie, The Help, really is. I haven’t seen it, nor have I read the book, but I recently picked up another book at my mom’s recommendation that deals with some of the same themes in a way that was powerful, complex, and surprising [...]
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