The story goes that in medieval Europe two people were laying bricks, and were asked, “what are you doing?” One said, “I’m laying bricks, can’t you see?” The other said, “I’m building a cathedral.”
Back in the 1970s, at the beginning of feminism, a woman’s work in the home was demeaned and a woman’s career in the marketplace was esteemed. Leaving aside that things turned out to be rather more complicated, the work that a woman (or man) performs is appraised from the perspective of the worker.
Example. Part 1: A woman bakes at home. It’s hot in the kitchen. She is not paid for her labor. It takes a lot of time. One woman can say: “This is drudgework.” Another woman can say: “I am nurturing my most precious possessions, my children.”