3 J. Gender Race & Just. 1 (1999-2000)
Toward a Global Critical Feminist Vision: Domestic Work and the Nanny Tax Debate

handle is hein.journals/jgrj3 and id is 35 raw text is: Toward a Global Critical Feminist Vision:
Domestic Work and the Nanny Tax Debate
Taunya Lovell Banks*
I. INTRODUCTION
II. THE UNDER REGULATION OF DOMESTIC LABOR
A. Domestic Work Is Not Real Work
B. Domestic Work Is a Private Matter
C. Domestic Work as Women's Work
III. LEGISLATIVE NARRATIVE: FRAMING THE PUBLIC POLICY DEBATE
A. The Legislative Debates About Employees
B. The Legislative Debates About Employers
C. Public Debates: What's in a Name-Racial Markers
IV. COMPETING GENDERED NARRATIVES ABOUT DOMESTIC WORK: AFFLUENT
WORKING WOMEN AND BLACK FEMINISTS
A. Affluent Women: Zoe Baird, Not One of Us?
B. Black Feminists: Zoe Baird, Not One of Us-Black Women as
Domestic Workers, Myth or Reality
C. Paid Domestic Workers: Class and Race Hierarchies
V. PAID DOMESTIC WORKERS: WORKING CLASS WOMEN IMMIGRANTS
A. Au Pairs
B. Unskilled Workers
VI. SEARCHING FOR SOLUTIONS
A. Complex Problems Suggest Complex Solutions
B. Mobilizing Household Workers
C. Ambivalent and Affluent Mothers
VII. CONCLUSION
POSTSCRIPT
Feminism's adoption of the liberalist assumption that propertied
individualism affords the necessary foundation for... freedom and
equality led feminists to focus on gender to the exclusion of class and
race.1
*   Jacob A. France Professor of Equality Jurisprudence, UniversityofMaryland School of Law.
The author thanks her research assistant, Carrie Bland, her sisters at the Black Women and Work
Project (funded by the Ford Foundation), Regina Austin, Isabelle Gunning, and Penelope Andrews for
their comments on earlier versions of this essay, and the Journal editors.
I. Marion Crain, Between Feminism and Unionism: Working Class Women, Sex Equality, and
Labor Speech, 82 GEO. L.J. 1903, 1924-25 (1994).

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