ebonypearl (ebonypearl) wrote,
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ebonypearl

Woman's Work

How did it become determined that certain tasks were woman's work? When did it become codified as such and why? Is it biologically determined, or are there other forces at play? Does it still apply today? Is this true across all cultures? Is it consistently true within a culture?

And then ask:

Does woman's work have to continue to be divided along gender? Is woman's work lesser than man's work? Should woman's work, if not lesser, be less valued than man's work? Are women more biologically fragile than men? Are women more mentally fragile than men?

And of course, we can substitute "man's" for "woman's" and ask the same questions. The answers would be as revelatory and relevant.
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