Sep 28th, 2020
75% of unpaid labor is done by women. Women ask for raises at the same rate as men, but don't get them as often. Simply put, women's work is less valued than men's. In this conversation Mady and Emily Pifer dig into the stereotypes and systems that keep women in certain types of paid & unpaid work, and the causes and results of that division of labor.
Referenced in this episode:
Caroline Criado Perez, Invisible Women, 2019
Sexism in the Academy, by Troy Vetesse, N Plus One, 2019
Sara R. Farris, In the Name of Women’s Rights, 2017
Harvard Business Review, The Latest Research - Women and Gender, 2019
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
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*Edit: Around the 16:00 minute mark Emily says that gendered divisions of labor and devaluations of women's domestic labor "started" in the U.S. with the rise of Fordism in the early-1900s. However, the rise of Fordism in the U.S. significantly strengthened and intensified these divisions and devaluations that were already happening, though at a smaller scale, in the U.S. and in various cultures around the globe, particularly in Western Europe.