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Mind the gender gap: Why it’s time for an equality revolution in parenting

Women still do the lion's share of raising children and cleaning the house. It's time for that to change

By Emma Lundin   July 2020

Traditional gender roles “pervade our homes like the aroma of cheap fabric softener,” Sally Howard writes in The Home Stretch. She and her partner Tim had entered into parenthood with “a genuine willingness to share domestic tasks equally,” yet less than three months after the baby arrived, the emotional and mental labour of keeping the family alive had fallen onto Howard’s “aching shoulders.” Her manifesto-memoir interrogates the learned behaviour that got them into this…

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