Women’s Work

In an early salute to International Women’s Day (March 8th each year), we will ask what you think of when you hear the phrase “women’s work.” Is it always done in the nursery, kitchen or the laundry? What about the classroom, hospital, office or court room? Does it always involve caring? Isn’t caring a key value in what we call a “service economy”? Are women asked to do more caring than men? What is caring anyway? How do we show that we value it? Come and bring your perspectives to this discussion.

Estella Lauter usually speaks at the Fellowship on or near International Women’s Day. A founder of the interdisciplinary women’s studies program at UWGB in 1977, she has continued to study and teach works by and about women throughout her career and in retirement. She is Professor Emerita at UW Oshkosh and a past Poet Laureate of Door County (2013-2015).