April 19, 2018

April 16, 2018 - Professor Julie Suk writes in the Law and Political Economy blog about the "crumbling infrastructure of social reproduction" in the U.S. She lists the various challenges mothers face in the workplace, including the "second shift" of caregiving work to raise families, absence of paid parental leave, absence of pregnancy accommodation, and a public education system designed around the norm of one non-working mother.

"The law of gender equality has attempted to disestablish gender inequality by prohibiting discrimination. But to truly disestablish gender inequality, we need to replace the eroded social reproduction infrastructure. To establish equality, we need to define a more humane infrastructure for raising the next generation and make collective cross-class efforts to build it."

Read her piece in the Law and Political Economy blog.