Read Bonnie Smith-Yackel’s essay “My Mother Never Worked”. Compare and contrast the government’s view of “work” with the author’s view. Have you ever felt your work devalued because it didn’t match the government’s/society’s idea of real work? The author mentions relatively little about her father in this essay. Why? This essay was first published in 1975. Do you think the attitudes it shows are no longer seen in our society, or do you think the issues it raises are still relevant today? DONT USE ANY SOURCES OTHER THEN THE ONE GIVEN !!! NO PLAGARISM !