While invisible labor didn't end, the schedule at least allowed for some time away from them.
"Before the pandemic, women were doing twice as much labor in the home as men.
Chancey has a blunt solution for the invisible labor women take on at home: "Dismantle patriarchy."
Mashable talked to Swenson and Chancey about how to use the pandemic to work on more equitably dividing invisible labor.
It's crucial to note that these changes can't come solely from the parent who's engaged in the bulk of the invisible labor.
The lasting benefit, in terms of alleviating invisible labor, comes from conveying to your kids "the value of care."
When invisible labor is presented as a public good, they'll feel like they're not just completing a task, but contributing to a wider family culture.
If you can get your own kids to value invisible labor, their future households might do the same.
"There's no way it could be happening on this level if it was just you," Swenson says to moms taking on invisible labor.
To truly undo the disproportionate invisible labor burden for women, they point to similar policy recommendations.
Then, of course, there's the biggest issue of all when it comes to invisible labor: The patriarchy itself.
Ultimately eradicating an unfair division of invisible labor will take "dismantling that system of oppression."
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