The Pandemic Housework Dilemma Is Whitewashed

This period has exposed unequal domestic labor issues, but the centering is still on White, middle-class, heterosexual women

Black woman draping the cover over a bed.
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Feminist theorist Silvia Federici has long argued that the first example of feminism in the United States was the struggle of Black welfare mothers who mobilized in the 1960s to demand a wage for simply raising their children.

People like me can barely think about getting the dishes done because we’re focused on just maintaining our housing and staying safe from interpersonal and state violence.

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