A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from November 20, 2017
“They say a woman’s work is never done. Maybe that’s why they get paid less”

“Man works from sun to sun, but woman’s work is never done” is a popular saying from the 19th century. A jocular, male-oriented twist on the saying is:

“They say a woman’s work is never done. Maybe that’s why they get paid less.”

“You forget, ‘A man may work from sun to sun, but a women’s work is never done’. That is why women get paid less! they never finish their work” was posted on the newsgroup soc.men on May 10, 2000. English comedian and actor Sean Lock has used the joke since at least 2004.

The saying has been printed on several images.


Wikipedia: Sean Lock
Sean Lock (born 22 April 1963)[1] is an English comedian and actor. He began his comedy career as a stand-up comedian, won the British Comedy Award in 2000 in the category of Best Live Comic, and was nominated for the Perrier Comedy Award.

Lock is well known for his appearances on television and radio.

Google Groups: soc.men
Mens’ Manifesto
Henry Knouse
5/10/00
Vultures and Ghouls wrote:

>You got less, because you were worth less. SImple economics.
>Why can’t you cunts face reality?

You forget, ‘A man may work from sun to sun, but a women’s work is never done’

That is why women get paid less! they never finish their work.

TV Show Episode Scripts
Live at the Apollo (2004) s04e03
Sean Lock, Jason Manford

(...)
They say, “A woman’s work is never done. Maybe that’s why they get paid less.
LAUGHTER, GROANS AND BOOS APPLAUSE AND CHEERS

Twitter
Stuart Grimshaw‏
@Stubbs
A womans work is never done, maybe that’s why they get paid less.
5:19 PM - 12 Dec 2008

Twitter
AJBell‏
@AJBell
“A womans work is never done. Thats why they get paid less.” Bless Sean Lock
1:40 PM - 16 Dec 2008

4 January 2009, News of the World (London, UK), “Laugh in 2009 with Our Mirth Marathon,” pg. 6:
SEAN LOCK They say a woman’s work is never done. Maybe that’s why they get paid less.

WeKnowMemes
They Say A Womans Work Is Never Done
– JANUARY 18, 2012
POSTED IN: MEMES, PICS
Sexist Draper – They say a woman’s work is never done. Maybe that’s why they get paid less

The Sun (London, UK)
See the best selection of top WON liners
30th January 2012, 2:19 am Updated: 5th April 2016, 1:32 pm
(...)
9 – “They say a woman’s work is never done – maybe that’s why they get paid less…”
SEAN LOCK

Twitter
Randy Marsh‏
@Stans_Dad
They say a woman’s work is never done. Maybe that’s why they get paid less.
2:46 PM - 7 Jul 2012

Reddit—Jokes
They say a woman’s work is never done…
submitted March 20, 2015 by KlimtEastwood
Maybe that’s why they get paid less than men.

Google Books
Handbook of Research on the Societal Impact of Digital Media
Edited by Barbara Guzzetti and Mellinee Ledley
Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference
2016
Pg. 5:
For example, the well-known meme featuring Don Draper from the television show Mad Men has gone viral with the saying, “They say a woman’s work is never done. Maybe that’s why they get paid less” (Gallagher, 2014).

Reddit—Jokes
They say a woman’s work is never done
submitted May 3, 2016 by that_one_buddy
that’s probably why they get paid less

Reddit—Jokes
They say a woman’s work is never done…
submitted November 20, 2017 by BingoLuck
Maybe that’s why they get paid less

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Monday, November 20, 2017 • Permalink