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How outsourcing housework has been proven to create more gender equality at home

A few years ago, I saw Miriam González Durántez, a successful international trade lawyer, speak at a Stylist event in London. During the Q&A someone asked her how she managed the challenges of having a career, children, and supporting her partner at the same time. Her partner was the Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats. In her answer about how she managed to “have it all”, she… Read More »How outsourcing housework has been proven to create more gender equality at home

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Wages for Housework: After 123 years, women are still treated as free domestic labour

Women have been calling for housework to be paid work for 120 years. So let’s look at the history of women’s unpaid work, particularly how the Wages for Housework movement from the 1970s is still relevant today – increasingly so as this economic crisis deepens. Read on to explore the  history of this movement, where we are now, and how we can accelerate the move towards equality. The Wages for… Read More »Wages for Housework: After 123 years, women are still treated as free domestic labour

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Illuminating Gender Inequality With Data: Our Year Exploring the Problem

ThirdShift uses data to make gender inequality in the home more visible, so we can fix it. This blog explores what the problem looks like in 2021, and how it is affecting us all.  It should not come as a surprise in the midst of a global pandemic and economic crisis described as a “she-cession”, that gender inequality remains a persistent problem. Just over a year ago, I read Invisible Women.… Read More »Illuminating Gender Inequality With Data: Our Year Exploring the Problem