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For women around the world, the “gig economy” is just business as usual

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ChatswickFan
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 Posted 10 months, 1 week ago

Women “Uberized” the economy long ago...  

"Women run daycares out of their homes, provide cleaning services to neighbors, and carpool to soccer practice and other after-school events."

https://qz.com/495003/for-women-around-the-world-the-gig-economy-is-just-business-as-usual/ 

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    DimSumUng
    127
     10 months ago

    This is an example of an article that had the title first before they did any research.  Someone wanted to write about women then forced a topic. 

    Extremely uninteresting.

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    TonyAlmeida
    1149 Rider
     10 months ago

    Yeah, this author has no idea what modern "gig economy" is all about. It isn't the same thing "women" have been doing all these years.

    For example, the current gig economy is 

    • powered by sophisticated mobile apps
    • supported by large communities and social network
    • automating payments, processes, etc.

    It isn't the same as BABY SITTING, STUFFING ENVELOPES, CLEANING HOUSES

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      RedANT
      1075 Rider Driver
       10 months ago  (edited 10 months ago)

      What women have done may not have involved technology or automated payment processes, but it did involve people working long, unregulated hours, without proper compensation, and with very little government protection or oversight.  

      Since when did technology become a required component of this type work?  

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    RedANT
    1075 Rider Driver
     10 months ago

    So, in a nutshell, the detrimental effects of "gig" work have been hurting women for decades, but is only now getting attention because it's impacting men as well.  

    Sad but true.  

    Let's hope that now that everyone is being impacted, we can unite and fight against this corporate exploitation.