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Holding up society for no pay

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Ilkleymoor · 10/02/2022 07:41

Amazing woman here, running essential services in her local area as a volunteer. I admire her but I'm also so sick of reading about incredible women running life saving services for no pay and with no support.

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HelloKeith · 10/02/2022 07:57

Jane Garvey used the phrase "spending a lifetime facilitating the lives of others" as being a thing women do (and as something it wouldn't occur to a TW to do because they've generally lived their lives until middle age being the ones facilitated) - I'm paraphrasing but it was when she interviewed Sally Hines and I just thought yeah bloody yeah. That's all I do - facilitate the lives of my kids and husband. And when they are grown up and need me less I'm supposed to volunteer to facilitate someone else's life or get a dog and facilitate it's life. Fuck that. It really is the unpaid labour of women who keep life going everywhere.


ASatisfyingThump · 10/02/2022 16:15

The real tragedy of it all is that she shouldn't have to run a food hub at all - the government should be making sure everyone has access to food and sufficient energy to heat and power their homes, regardless of income. We're one of the richest nations on the planet and we can't provide even a basic standard of living for the poorest in our society? I don't buy it. It's not a financial issue, it's an ideological one.

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