Work-life Balance and the Working Women: Studit of Women's Experience in Gender Commodity Perspective

  • Bernarda Prihartanti Magister Kajian Budaya Universitas Sanata Dharma

Abstract

This article aims to reflect the experiences of working women and mothers with dual roles regarding how the discourse on work-life balance affects their respective lives. The research using an autoethnographic method complemented by a literature review. Data was obtained through personal experience and interviews with several female friends who work in big cities like Jakarta and Surabaya. The data was processed as a self-reflection through Robin Truth Goodman's 'gender commodity' perspective. Through the results of reflections on experiences in this article, several working women feel the influence of the work-life balance discourse, both directly and indirectly. The results of this research also show that work-life balance as a discourse is reproduced by neoliberalism for capitalist.

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Published
2024-01-23
How to Cite
PRIHARTANTI, Bernarda. Work-life Balance and the Working Women: Studit of Women's Experience in Gender Commodity Perspective. Journal of Feminism and Gender Studies, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 1, p. 40-49, jan. 2024. ISSN 2775-8737. Available at: <https://jurnal.unej.ac.id/index.php/FGS/article/view/45452>. Date accessed: 29 may 2024. doi: https://doi.org/10.19184/jfgs.v4i1.45452.