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"Is It Wrong to Pay for Housework?"

by Meagher, Gabrielle (2002)

Abstract

This paper assesses arguments that paying for housework compromises the moral integrity of either the buyer or seller or both. I find that none provides adequate justification for avoiding paying for housework. Instead, I argue that the vigorous pursuit of justice for women workers will best remedy injustice in service sector occupations, including paid housework.

Keywords

Housework, Domestic Labour, Division Of Labour, Domestic Worker, Unpaid Labour, Srevility, Feminist Discourse, Feminism, Gorz, Gendered Labour

Themes

Domestic Labour

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