"Harriet: It's capitalist America. Why do we still have a feudal arrangement in the household? Well, partly because that does certainly suit capitalism... Capitalism has benefited because they don't want to take care of the workers... They're cared for by women's labor... [It's] not a job but an exercise of our gender fulfillment: cooking and cleaning."
This week's show focuses on the labor we all need in order to function in our world. It's housework, providing food, cooking food, let us avoid distracting hunger pains, that creates the order and cleanliness that allows us to be presentable in life, have clean clothes that don't smell, allow us to find the clothing we need to wear that day, and so on and so on. Dr. Harriet Fraad and Julianna Forlano try to answer why this essential labor is devalued.
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