Women’s History Month: How about equal pay for equal work?

Re: “How female food writers wrote to get out of the kitchen of the house” [March 6, The Mix]:

We celebrated International Women‘s Day on March 8, and March is Women’s History Month. However, as nice as it sounds, we still don’t get equal pay for equal work. The reason for this, in my opinion, is that “women’s work” has always been belittled and considered less important than men’s work.

We work at home: cleaning, cooking, grocery shopping, raising children, etc. We never get paid for this work, but if we hire someone else to do it, they don’t do it for free. Most women also work outside the home, but we still have to do all of this “women’s work” at home. Some are lucky to have husbands who help with household chores, but many don’t.

The reprint of the 1928 Seattle Daily Times article announcing a new “Department for Housewives” even said it would focus on “the bride who finds only a new apartment or house and two or three meals a day require almost as much mental effort as the office”. work.”

Vicki Artimovich, Bellevue

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