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Holding It Together: Women As America's Safety Net with Jessica Calarco | 215

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A fair warning before we dive into this conversation – once you see it, you won’t be able to unsee it.


Our guest is Jessica Calarco, a Sociologist and Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She’s an award winning teacher, a leading expert on inequalities in family life and education, and the author of Holding it Together: How Women Became America’s Social Safety Net. Jessica has written several books, as well as for the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, and CNN and she’s here today to talk about the downsides of women “holding it together”


The time has come for us to value the essential care work that’s being done by women – not just by saying nice things or thanking moms in awards speeches, but in ways that really matter.


Let’s be a country that takes care of the people who care for its people.


I won’t say that being a caregiver is woman’s work, but I will say that making sure our caregivers are being taken care of absolutely is.


Let’s lighten the load for them, for us, for women.


Connect with Jessica:


Book: Holding It Together: How Women Became America’s Safety Net


Website: https://www.jessicacalarco.com/ 


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Holding It Together: Women As America's Safety Net with Jessica Calarco | 215

Holding It Together: Women As America's Safety Net with Jessica Calarco | 215

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