“Few tasks are more like the torture of Sisyphus than housework, with its endless repetition: the clean becomes soiled, the soiled is made clean, over and over, day after day.” -Simone de Beauvoir, 1949
Our society is built upon the unpaid labour of women. Washing and drying clothes, washing and drying dishes, mopping up spilled milk, hoovering up Rice Krispies that have been stomped into the carpet, changing nappies, cooking for several people several times a day. Ad infinitum. Every fucking day. We are good wives, good mothers, good women. We put dinner on the table and we love our servitude, to complain is ungrateful. The domestic is political.
Words and images: Lynsey Hansford