Led by reports of zero US job growth in August, in a national context of big pushes to roll back workers’ bargaining rights, this Labor Day is signifying hard. So much to say, so much of it deeply irritating, I’m
Part of this woman’s workload these days is keeping up with the blog. How does that intersect with family holidaying (also a part of the job)? Not well. But the blog’s focus on Women’s Work makes a Labor Day post
But society as a whole benefits when all citizens who want them can have kids when they’re ready–at the most basic level because we need a next generation of workers, but at another level because we want our citizens to be happy–for charitable reasons and more pragmatically because families are often an important part of what people work for, at whatever point they start them.
“A farmer works from sun to sun,” goes the adage, “but a woman’s work is never done.” It’s also been said that women who don’t hold paying jobs “don’t work.” What’s that difference about? Here’s my take on the many