Widows Sue for Value of Husbands' Housework

The Sydney Morning Herald printed this story about a group of widowed women who sued their deceased husbands' employer for a monetary value of the housework that the men would have done in retirement. The men had died prematurely due to asbestos exposure. One would think that if a group of men had sued because of their wives' premature death for the value of their "housework," society would see this as treating women as property and house servants. But when women exploit the deaths of their husbands, no commentary on the degrading nature of the lawsuit is mentioned. Source: The Sydney Morning Herald [Australian newspaper]

Title: The value of men's housework

Author: Unknown (AAP story)

Date: August 2, 2001

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