Famous quotes containing the words minimum, wage and/or higher:
“After decades of unappreciated drudgery, American women just dont do housework any morethat is, beyond the minimum that is required in order to clear a path from the bedroom to the front door so they can get off to work in the mourning.”
—Barbara Ehrenreich (20th century)
“Most women without children spend much more time than men on housework; with children, they devote more time to both housework and child care. Just as there is a wage gap between men and women in the workplace, there is a leisure gap between them at home. Most women work one shift at the office or factory and a second shift at home.”
—Arlie Hochschild (20th century)
“Thou shalt make thy house
The temple of a nations vows.
Spirits of a higher strain
Who sought thee once shall seek again.
I detected many a god
Forth already on the road,
Ancestors of beauty come
In thy breast to make a home.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)