global woman

Barbara Ehrenreich (Nickel and Dimed) is in Edinburgh promoting her new book, Global Woman, in which she argues that those “who hire cleaners and nannies so women are free to go out to work are contributing towards a new exploitative ‘servant economy’ which is destroying families in the developing world.” The main blame, she says, lies with men who fail to share the burdens of the home. The article is too short to allow her to make a convincing argument, I think.