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Feminizing the Proletariat
plawiuk | January 10, 2007 at 08:57 pmby
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Here is an excellent post on why women are the proletariat, not a special interest group, nor a minority . Nor is womens work in the social factory valued anymore than it is in the home. Women's work is real work My recent starting of a job in childcare has got me thinking just how underappreciated and unappreciated childcare work really is. What it all comes down to though, is that childcare has always been the primary responsibility of women. And, as belonging to women, has so been made to be inadequate. Unimportant. Less skilled. Lower. Certainly paid lower on the pay scale of things. But most importantly, deemed of a lower status because it is women’s work - it is not “real” work.