Lesbian mothers ' constructions of the division of paid and unpaid labor

@inproceedings{Downing2010LesbianM,
  title={Lesbian mothers ' constructions of the division of paid and unpaid labor},
  author={Jordan B. Downing and Abbie E. Goldberg},
  year={2010}
}
Do lesbian couples resist the (re)gendering of divisions of paid and unpaid labor within the context of biological and nonbiological parenting? In this study we explore how primarily Caucasian, North American lesbian mothers of three-and-a-half-year-old children construct divisions of paid and unpaid labor. We analyze 30 lesbian couples’ narrative constructions of their labor arrangements, examining the ways in which they both transgress and accept traditionally masculine and feminine gendering… CONTINUE READING