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How to End ‘Women’s Work’

Anna Louie Sussman The New York Times
A pair up gloves with skill of a man's job on one side and the pay;  and a woman's job on the other. What so many of today's most underpaid and essential workers have in common is simply that they are women. Are we willing to re-examine the assumptions embedded in what we have been told are “free markets” for labor?

Capitalism Made Women Of Color More Vulnerable To The COVID Recession

Tithi Bhattachary Truthout
woman and daughters protesting For all women who have lost their jobs during this pandemic, Black women and Latinas who perform the bulk of essential work during lockdown, for all Black and Brown elders who have lost their lives, capitalism is their preexisting condition.

Corona Couture and the Fast-Fashion Face Mask

Ella Egidy Jacobin
woman making a COVID-19 mask The fast-fashion industry has long been known for exploitative practices, which have continued during the pandemic, despite the health risk to garment workers. “Fashion masks,” substitute actual protection for mere simulation.

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Why Does Essential Work Pay So Little... And Cost So Much?

Rebecca Gordon TomDispatch
bus driver waering mask and gloves Students tend to measure fair compensation on two scales. How many years of training and/or dollars of tuition did a worker have to invest to become “qualified” for the job? And how important is that worker’s labor to the rest of society?
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