Forget blokes with shovels, shouldn’t stimulus go to nurses and teachers? | Peter Lewis

5 days ago

Workers who guide our kids into the world and care for us when we are ill are still not fully valued. This must change

There’s a direct line that runs from the harassment allegations against a retired high court judge and the emergency ward of the local hospital that bears scrutiny.

It starts with an elite profession charged with enforcing the law, where women routinely feel compelled to endure the unwanted attentions of powerful men, and wends its way through the economy and our broader society by devaluing the caring professions.

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