On a global scale the most exploited humans are women and in factory farming the most exploited animals are female. Women are severely exploited through the non-recognition of unpaid subsistence activities and home-maker services as ‘real work’. By ‘real work’ I mean a fiscally responsive operation, within current Western economic systems. Consequently, as Marilyn Waring argues, this 'hidden economy' means that women are under-counted in the labour forces and their contributions are not recognised in national accounts
Recommended CitationMunro, Emma, Speciesism and Sexism, Animal Issues, 1(1), 1997.