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Tracy Clark-Flory / Teen Vogue
The sudden shuttering of schools in response to COVID-19 has raised concerns about the availability of childcare in this country. But less publicized is the precarious experience of childcare providers themselves, who work in germ-heavy environments while receiving low pay, little to no paid sick leave, and questionable access to healthcare.
The social club’s employees have a story to tell about the company that sold the world Instagram-ready feminism.
The bulk of household chores in heterosexual couples is already borne by women – a situation exacerbated by the huge dislocations of the pandemic.
Female athletes already fight for money, screen time and other resources. Work stoppages over coronavirus concerns threaten opportunities to move forward.
The biggest piece of advice coming from public health officials amid the current pandemic is to practice social distancing and, if necessary self-isolate. For some, these measures are inconvenient but ultimately doable. But for others, such as victims of domestic violence for whom work is a necessary respite from the unpredictability of their partner’s abuse, there can be more immediate danger inside the home than outside it.
Brittny Meija / The Los Angeles Times
“Staying home is a luxury,” said 44-year-old Sonia Rodriguez, who works six days a week cleaning houses and serving as a caregiver for a senior with Alzheimer’s disease. “If they quarantine us where are we going to get money?”