Please note the second part of an essay at POLITICS:
The Tea Turned Cold in the Cup,
or, Why Women’s Work is No Work
When a woman cooks a nourishing meal from scratch for her family and afterwards wipes the table and counters, scrubs the sink, rinses and washes all the crockery and cutlery, all the spoons and utensils, and the casserole or baking-tray, will she say: “Well, washing up is as much work again as cooking”?
No, she will say: “I do it by hand. It’s only four plates.” And she will say it with a shrug of her shoulders and a throwaway tone.
Home-made millet and cherry cakes. Photograph: Christina Egan © 2016.