Community Question đź—Ł What Things Do You Do That Don’t Count As “Work”?

by May 5, 2022Reader Replies

Women do all sorts of work. Parents work incredibly hard, and they contribute an estimated 75% of the national output of work in any given economy—it’s just not accounted for or paid. In a brilliant essay about mothers and work, Margo Aaron talks about all the things women do that are real labor—domestic, caretaking, mental, emotional, psychological, and more—but that people aren’t paid for.

So, I’d love to hear from you: What are some of the things that you do that aren’t recognized, that aren’t accounted for, or that aren’t paid? Leave a comment down below and read what others have to say all about the invisible load that mothers carry.