On March 16, 2018 Patti Maciesz spoke to Ann Friedman about her Invoicing the Patriarchy project. The interview inspired the creation www.billthepatriarchy.com and brought national attention to Maciesz’s work.
“Maciesz’s project, which has since grown into a site called BillThePatriarchy.com, highlights a major issue in wage and work inequality that is often under-acknowledged in discussions around equal pay: Despite progress, the bulk of “free” labor that keeps families and communities running smoothly continues to fall on women.”
“I wanted to scream, 'I AM WORKING, DO YOU NOT SEE?'” she told What to Expect via email. “It made me wonder: Do men know how hard pregnancy, birth and motherhood is? I began to realize they don’t and they run things, and that is actually terrifying.”