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I had no idea it was this bad for women, especially women of color. I am a nurse and when my hours were cut in our clinic, I was able to get a job at our local nursing home. Not everyone has this opportunity. It is 2021 and we are still dealing with gender bias. I live in a rural town in Nebraska. So I have not seen how bad the gender bias actually is. It really is sickening that we are still dealing with this. Changes need to be made. I have a 40 hour plus a week job, I teach a night class one night a week and I clean our church weekly. Plus I have three children and a husband. We, as women, have A LOT on our plate.


reading this article on lost wages by woman was very heartbreaking on how by just being a woman we are being paid less for a job vs how much a man makes. making it noticed that the drop in unemployment in only the female gender has been staggering based on this article. this blog has opened my eyes on how this issue is stilling going on even in today's society in how much a woman is being paid then not getting the same equal pay as a man is getting. this really hit the most impact on woman when the covid-19 pandemic hit in going into 2020 to 2021, in march of 2020 trying to recover with lack of care giving by the fellow workers.

Tamiya Granville

Reading this article is really sad.The fact that women will not be geting paid there regular pay is upseting becuase women work really hard and they deserve there pay.But since the pandimic things have really changed.

Ariana Watkins

Reading this article opened my eyes to how inequality is really effecting women especially throughout the pandemic. They use the term "she-cession" to sum up how much this inequality has really set women and their families back, specifically women of color, hispanic, and asian women. With the pressures to keep up with child care, which is not adequately provided for in this country, and keep a job- many women are falling very short. The federal governments failure to act on these issues are only causing detrimental damage to these women's careers and the economy as a whole. We need big and bold changes to happen if we are ever going to bounce back from this recession, not to mention the systemic inequality we were dealing with to begin with. 

Marilyn Gordon

I agree with some of the things that Diana and Shilpa say, but I also don't agree with others. I do agree that the pandemic hit women hard, but everyone had a hard time during it. Covid took jobs away from many people, but may also have given people jobs. I ended up getting a job during covid, so I know that people were able to become employed in that time.

Travius Whitfield

I agree that the pandemic has affected people in the world with work, but it has been worse for women than it has been for men. Diana Boesch and Shilpa Phadke are right that since the pandemic started women have been more unemployed than men have been. This just goes to show that the world makes it seem that men are more superior than
women when we all are equal
Everyone should have the opportunity to be able to work not just men

macayla a morris

I read the article about lost wages for women. I learned from this article that the unemployment rate of women in America has significatly increased since march of 2020 when the covid 19 pandemic started.  I also  learned that there is a big pay gap between men employees and women employees that are doing the same work,  yet the men employees are payed more. This is an issue that has been around for decades women just recently received rigjhts in the last few decades. because before women were not aloud to work at all. we have come a long way since then but we are still facing 19th centry issues. I believe that this is very unfair and tat our society needs to chnag ethese issues. 

Spencer Martin

I have read this article and I can take away information such as women in Certain aspects of jobs don't get paid as much as men , and also since march 2020 theres been a big decline of employeed women , this can do a lot with stimulus checks and people not wanting to work over the pandemic in my opinion . As an overall situation I am a strong believer in equal rights so to see this it does bother me , but I notice a lot of the time in these types of scenarios they relate a top few percent of high income men snd relate its to women which is unfair because majority of men and women get paid the same depending per job they do.

Wesley B Gilliam

According to Boesch and Phadke, women (especially those of color) have already been struggling with financial responsibilities, but during the pandemic there has been a double blow of job loss of more females than male combined with the increased need for child care due to the closing of schools and childcare. Although I do not see gender inequality present in my current career path, I do know that it exists due to the statistics. I also agree that the increased need for childcare due to the pandemic usually falls upon the mothers although it should be equally shared with the fathers. Boesch and Phadke urges policymakers to fix our current systemic inequalities, modernize the workplace care and standards invest more funding into our current child care facilites. I agree that women should be recieving equal wages as men and the policymakers would ensure this. All people need to be able to have paid leave to care for family members and affordable quality child care.

Madi G

According to this article written by Boesch and Phadke, minority women have had more struggles with jobs and over the course of time than other women, but during the pandemic, it was much worse. More women lost jobs compared to men and they had no choice but to stay home and take care of their kids since schools and daycares were closed. It seems more so than not, that the caretaker of children fall on the moms shoulders. For single moms or single dads, the struggles are worse. When single parents are without a job, they have the stress of providing necessities for their family. Women in the workplace are as equally important as men. They should be equally paid if they are doing the same job and deserve the respect that men receive.


According to the article written by Boesch and Phadke, women have lost a net of 5.4 million jobs during the course of this recession. This is nearly one million more jobs lost by women than by men, which prompts to the name "She-cession". It has been named this due to the disproportionate loss in jobs affecting more women than men. They also go on to say that this could have a very big affect on women's careers and even the U.S. economy. According to the article, women were already struggling with balancing work and care before the pandemic started, and now the problem is even worse. Due to the slow increase of wages, they also have struggled to make a living wage and it's only worse if they have children. With daycare centers closing, lots of single parents lost their jobs because they needed to take care of their children.

fatemeh mohammadi

I agree that this epidemic has affected the whole world, especially in the field of work, where many women have lost their jobs. politicians must guarantee women that they have equal rights with men. Also, the workplace should be suitable for women. If women are supported professionally, they can take better care of their children and families.

AAryon mason

I agree with some of the things that Diana and Shilpa say, but I also don't agree because everyone was hit by the pandemic including kids, but I do feel like women had it the worst because there are more women than lost their jobs. Single women with kids that lost their only way to provide for their children. This took a big impact on women's jobs because of what field it started in there are more women in the medical field than males according to the article, women had a balancing work and care problem before the pandemic, now the problem is worse than before. Women have lost jobs compared to men that left them no choice but to stay home in taking care of their children. The pandemic hit the single parents the most that had to depend on that job to eat in taking care of the children without that they will become stressed, some will enter depression in everything will just go bad. Some parents will take the easy way out feeling like the only option for their children to be in a stable home is to do something bad that will most likely put their kids in foster care.


I did not notice the it was worse for women but the surprised ether, we have always faced many issues when it comes to the work force and I do not understand why it is so hard for others to face change and fix it ether and all we can do is stand up for ourselves and get what we deserve.


I agree with what they were saying but also disagree as well. Everyone was affected by the pandemic including children and men. Women were definitely affecting more than men. I think that women had it worse because they lost primary care for their children because schools and daycares closed down. Women started losing more jobs than men because they had to provide for their kids as well especially single mom. Out of all the people the pandemic affected it defiantly affected single parents in general the most. The single parents had to depend on their job to have enough money to eat and provide their children with everything that they would or might need. That causes those single parents to be very stressed.


Even though the pandemic have affected to every one it the world but women were the one that suffered a lot since their children have to stay home they should be responsible and can't leave their children alone at home.

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