Especially during the holidays, let’s think about who does most of the low-paid and unpaid ‘essential work’ in our society.
As opposed to ‘bullshit jobs’ (meaningless jobs that if not done, no one would notice), essential jobs, like health care work, are discussed considerably during the pandemic.
A big portion of the jobs we deem essential is low-paid and done by women.
Women make up a large part of social workers, health care and critical retail workers.
See Article: ‘How Millions of Women Became the Most Essential Workers in America’ by Campbell Robertson and Robert Gebeloff in the New York Times (April 2020)
Caroline Criado Perez, Invisible Women, 2019
Ruby Russell, Do we need to work less to save the world?, Deutsche Welle, June 2020