Your read of the day should be this Bernice Yeung piece on the epidemic of sexual harassment and assault faced by domestic workers. Domestic work is the crucial but unseen.
On May 12, 1878, Catharine Beecher died. This is a moment to discuss the incredible importance of Beecher's 1841 book Treatise on Domestic Economy, its influence on housework for middle.
epa02787707 Indonesian migrant worker activists wearing black t-shirts, hold placards during a protest outside the Saudi Arabian embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, on 21 June 2011. Dozens.
Training future domestic workers, Manual Training and Industrial School for Colored Youth, Bordentown, New Jersey Premilla Nadasen has an exciting new book out on the history of domestic worker organizing..
On August 9, 1910, the first patent was issued for the electric washing machine. I am going to use this seemingly random event as a jumping off point to explore.