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My Mother Never Worked

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Jordan Rothstein

on 13 February 2014

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Transcript of My Mother Never Worked

Do you think that the mother should have received the death pension? Why or why not?
Discussion Questions
Discuss with your table and nominate one person to share their journal with the class
Journal Discussion
The story was published in
Women: A Journal of Liberation
in 1975
My Mother Never Worked
Social Security - What is it?
A federal insurance program implicated in 1935 that requires workers to contribute a percentage of their wages to a fund from which they may draw benefits if they become unemployed.
Can you count on social security?
Why or why not?
Read pg. 96-99
Work on journal entry on pg. 100 (be prepared to share)
Do you think that this issue happens today?
Do you think that the mother's chores were more difficult than those of a regular worker's?
Do you think that the wheelchair lessened or increased the amount of work that the mother did? Why?
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