Thursday, 26 December 2013

How Anything Perceived As Women’s Work Immediately Sheds Its Value


Women are not devalued in the job market because women’s work is seen to have little value. It is the other way round. Women’s work is devalued in the job market because women are seen to have little value.

This means that anything a woman does, be it childcare, teaching, or doctoring, or rocket science, will be seen to be of less value simply because it is done mainly by women. It isn’t that women choose jobs that are in lower-paid industries, it is that any industry that women dominate automatically becomes less respected and less well-paid.


Full Article / Source: Patriarchy’s Magic Trick at Crates and Ribbons

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