Our struggle to value caregiving has capitalist roots, but changing economic policy starts with dismantling the idea of caregiving as the altruistic woman’s responsibility.
Americans have to return to work two weeks after giving birth—without a guaranteed paid day off. Parents cobble together time off, often racking up debt. Which is why Biden needs to enact a comprehensive plan.
Caring for aging parents while also raising kids has left Gen X women buried under inescapable emotional and economic responsibilities with little support.