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Startup News: Scrap the App, The future is multi-player

ThirdShift started as an idea: an app to make inequality more visible, helping households to create a better balance of unpaid housework, care work and mental load. We quickly narrowed our focus to creating a solution for parents, who have the highest workload and most need help managing it. Over the past few months, we’ve conducted multiple rounds of design and iteration, prototyping, even early development and a pilot of… Read More »Startup News: Scrap the App, The future is multi-player

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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

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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

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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