Equality

Why You Should Ask Your Partner To Take The ThirdShift Quiz

Do you do too much of the housework and childcare? Have you taken the ThirdShift Quiz? Here’s why it’s time for your partner to take the Quiz as well, to start having better conversations about creating a better balance at home. We launched the ThirdShift Quiz this week, and we’ve had some incredible feedback so far from our users. But one of our users reported their results were a bit… Read More »Why You Should Ask Your Partner To Take The ThirdShift Quiz

The Joy Of Not Doing Housework (But Knowing It’s Still Being Done)

About a year ago I bought a robot vacuum. It may just be the single best thing I have ever bought. Because I feel literal joy every time I hear it switch itself on automatically to clean my house, or come home (pre-coronavirus) to find it’s cleaned while I’ve been out. Actual Joy. This struck me as a pretty extreme emotional reaction to a household appliance, so I’ve been thinking… Read More »The Joy Of Not Doing Housework (But Knowing It’s Still Being Done)

A Storm Is Coming, And It’s Going To Set Gender Equality Back 40 years

In many households coronavirus lockdown has revealed cracks. Whose job gets prioritised when someone needs to take care of children? If there’s a meltdown while you’re both on conference calls, who steps out to deal with it? Your kid needs help with a school task, who gets interrupted first? Who ignores the overflowing laundry basket and dishes in the sink because they “just want to relax”? One or both of… Read More »A Storm Is Coming, And It’s Going To Set Gender Equality Back 40 years

Want Some Good News About Domestic Violence? Here’s One Person Making a Difference

Domestic violence is not a heart warming issue to read about. But this post attempts find some “good news” at a time when we could all use something to smile about. There has been a 25% increase in domestic violence related calls due to lockdowns for coronavirus. Refuge, the UK’s largest domestic abuse charity, reported a 700% spike in calls to its helpline in a single day. So now is… Read More »Want Some Good News About Domestic Violence? Here’s One Person Making a Difference