Carework: unpaid, uncounted, invisible NON-work

What kinds of services are needed to maintain humans so they can "be productive" at work? How do food, hygiene and health maintenance happen? are they a luxury or a necessity? Is it real work? Who should care for the humans who need extra support? Since I can (currently) care for myself, does it even concern me? couldn't I just wash my hands of the whole thing? Why is there a law in Oregon that says puppies cannot be sold if they are younger than 8 weeks? Is there a similar protection for human babies?

These links are the "lecture" that helps you prepare for the in-class work. Work through the links, and answer the prep questions before coming to class.

This worksheet is meant to be worked in groups of 3, so you can help each other think through the difficult parts and learn from each other's perspectives

carework worksheet.pdf

This video summarizes some of the ideas we worked on in the prep materials and worksheet.

Here are some great things that I couldn't include in the lesson, if you're interested, keep looking!

Carework Extra