Work, Women & Covid

Why Work Isn’t Working for Women and How the Pandemic Unmasked Our Unconscious Bias

A harsh look at the staggering problem of women in the workplace. And COVID-19 might not be to blame.

Alex Bentley
4 min readApr 6, 2022

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Photo by Alin Luna on Unsplash.

Millions of women lost their jobs during the pandemic.

By the looks of it, this damn pandemic just won’t end. And when it’s finally over, who knows how many women will be out of work?

Some of those jobless women turned to OnlyFans to get back their monthly incomes. Selling nude pictures to random strangers on the Internet.

Jah Bella—not her real name—is one of those women.

When Jah Bella joined OnlyFans at the beginning of the pandemic, she had recently got fired from her job. Now, she only works four days per week, snapping photos and videos, and sharing glimpses of her body online.

The weekly payouts from her OnlyFans subscribers are way more than she could ever imagine at a regular 9-to-5 grind.

For Jah, she had no choice.

She was jobless, had a newborn daughter, and was in an abusive relationship where the baby’s father wasn’t providing financial support.

It would seem the pandemic forced this situation on the women of the world.

What Statistics Reveal About Women In The Workplace

Two-plus years into the pandemic and you’d think things were back to normal.

That things are okay.

Especially with President Joe Biden declaring, “America is back to work!”

But things aren’t okay.

According to a recent study, most of the 6.6 million jobs added to the U.S. economy went to men. Not women.

There are still 1.4 million fewer women in the nation’s workforce, compared to 500,000 men. This means men get hired back to companies at a 3-to-1 ratio compared to their female counterparts.

Of America’s jobless women, black women got hit the hardest.

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Alex Bentley

I write about crypto, personal finance, business & tech. Also, I publish a bit of humor to make you laugh.