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Global Woman: Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy Global Woman: Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy by Barbara Ehrenreich
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“However we resolve the issue in our individual homes, the moral challenge is, put simply, to make work visible again: not only the scrubbing and vacuuming, but all the hoeing, stacking, hammering, drilling, bending, and lifting that goes into creating and maintaining a livable habitat. In an ever more economically unequal world, where so many of the affluent devote their lives to ghostly pursuits like stock trading, image making, and opinion polling, real work, in the old-fashioned sense of labor that engages hand as well as eye, that tires the body and directly alters the physical world tends to vanish from sight. The feminists of my generation tried to bring some of it into the light of day, but, like busy professional women fleeing the house in the morning, they left the project unfinished, the debate broken off in mid-sentence, the noble intentions unfulfilled. Sooner or later, someone else will have to finish the job.”
Barbara Ehrenreich, Global Woman: Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy
“If we want developed societies with women doctors, political leaders, teachers, bus drivers, and computer programmers, we will need qualified people to give loving care to their children. And there is no reason why every society should not enjoy such loving paid child care.”
Barbara Ehrenreich, Global Woman: Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy