Welcome to this week’s general round-up! It includes the articles and blog pieces we’ve been reading over the past week but didn’t get around to covering in detail on the blog. Please feel free to add more relevant links or comment.
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I wholeheartedly agree with the comment saying this title “implies, though careless word-choice in the headline that somehow the differences between men and women are native. Upon reading it, it becomes clear it’s only due to the enforced legacy that women assume more of the childcare/chores than men in the same position. If men were to take more domestic responsibility, how would they word it then? “Childcare-givers more stressed” perhaps?”
Admittedly this is a belated inclusion but I have to mention it, as I think it’s a prime example of a great piece marred by a needlessly dismissive and potentially divisive title. I doubt if Arifa Akbar came up with it, as she doesn’t actually make the statement in the article.
Drawing of a woman in a pink T-shirt with a heart on and a woman symbol on her right arm, titled “Feminist”, by allison marisa and shared under a creative commons licence.