That ain’t hay

In an Op-Ed on abortion in The New York Times : Barbara Ehrenreich writes:

I was a dollar-a-word freelancer and my husband a warehouse worker, so it was all we could do to support the existing children at a grubby lower-middle-class level.

Ignoring the insult to those who are or were lower-middle-class–grubby? Not in the house my mother ran, lady–does she have any idea of how many of us freelancers would kill for $1 a word? I’ve never seen $1 a word, and I’ve been freelancing for 11 years.

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