Our most recent edition of the Bunch Poll in the National Post
A recent Time Magazine cover story, titled “The Chore Wars,” examines the amount of labour, both paid and unpaid, that men and women put into the household. Current research says that in families with young kids, where a mom and a dad both go to work, women are working just 20 more minutes each week. While it’s true that women spend more time on childcare, men make up for the difference by logging more hours at work. And yet, working moms report that they feel as though they’re doing more than their fair share.
We felt compelled to ask asked some hard working women whether or not this statistic – that working moms and dads put in basically the same amount of labour – rang true for them. Read more...
Queer as Moms
Meri Perra blogs about the challenges she and her partner face in trying to raise their girls with feminist values
I recently committed an atrocious act for a new journalism school grad such as myself. I took myself out of the running for, what on paper, was an ideal job. (Yes, some journalism jobs still exist.) The job was at a trade magazine, and it was the only full time position I’ve applied for since graduating in April. (And for the record, I really liked my interviewer, which made the decision even harder.)
After an honest interview, my interviewee said she sensed I was hesitant. Right. She thought it was the content of the magazine. Wrong. I was completely geeked out about the content. The content was the only reason I applied for the job in the first place. It was the hours. Strict bum-in-seats, nine-to-five a day, with an hour’s commute each way. Totally reasonable, but what those hours would mean for my family is a different story. Read more...