The Home Stretch: Why the Gender Revolution Stalled at the Kitchen Sink (Hardback)Sally Howard (author)
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Forty years of feminism and still women do the majority of the housework. Why?
In fact, while women are making slow but steady gains on gender disparities in the workplace, at home the gap is widening - in the UK, the average heterosexual British woman puts in 12 more days of household labour per year than her male companion, while young American men are now twice as likely as their fathers to think a woman's place is in the home. And when 'having it all' so often means hiring a nanny or cleaner, is it something to aspire to?
Sally Howard joins up with a cohort of feminist separatists, undertakes a day's shift with her Lithuanian cleaner, lives in a futuristic model home designed to anticipate our needs and meets latte papas and one-percent parents in this lively examination which combines history and fieldwork with her personal story.
The Home Stretch is a fascinating investigation into how we got here and what the future could look like for feminism's final frontier: the domestic labour gap.
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 526 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 32 mm
A funny, enraging look at feminism's toughest battle. -- Helen Lewis, author of DIFFICULT WOMEN
[P]ersonal experience warms a narrative that braids history with sharp reportage, managing to feel invigorating even if the truths it conveys are profoundly frustrating. -- Hephzibah Anderson * Observer *
An astute, sharp-edged and frequently witty analysis of gender inequalities in childcare and other forms of domestic labor...Expertly blending careful research and frank personal reflections, this call for change rings true. * Publishers Weekly *
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This book is a fantastic read! So informative and gave me a completely new perspective on many of the daily challenges in my home! It is incredibly well researched and hugely informative without feeling stuffy at all.... More
Sally Howard weaves together research, contemporary interviews and her own experience of family life to create a really good read. She makes her points and observations about the imbalance of housework eloquently, and... More
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