This week the class is studying women’s work of the Industrial Revolution, as well as their involvement in the labor movement. They will look at key legislation and court determinations, especially Muller v. Oregon (1908), to think about how the legal system has framed our social norms of male headship. They were asked to respond do the following topic: Thinking about the women you read about in this week’s articles and primary sources (350-376 and 377-382), as well as the labor movement and the Industrial Revolution, discuss wage work. Did our laws and social reform programs create gender constructs of men as wage earners? What gender constructs did we make at the turn of the century regarding women?