And yet according to several reports, if a dollar amount was assigned to the domestic (underpaid) labor (the majority of) women perform, it would equate to ~$150k a year. Think about it. If you had to hire a cook, a maid, an on-call assistant, a caretaker (for children or aging parents), essentially someone to manage the household, of course, it would cost a fortune. But we don’t see the invisible labor as valued as a paycheck-earning job. Still society needs someone doing these things so that someone else (traditional gender roles applied), the guy, can unburden himself with these daily tasks and focus on his job and bask in his earned leisure time, even at the reduction of his working partner’s free time. I’m speaking generally, leaning on the majority, of course. I know every situation is different.

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