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Equal pay for equal work

Equal pay for equal work

After two weeks of strawberries and cream and British summer sunshine, the famous Wimbledon Championship tennis tournament is over for another year. The winners of the gentlemans’ and ladies’ singles draws walked away with a cool £1.6 million each for their sensational efforts over their seven matches. While the gentlemans’ singles winner, Britain’s Andy Murray, … Continue reading

Taking out the garbage: men’s work?

Taking out the garbage: men’s work?

There was a time when I didn’t live with a man. And somehow, I managed to do all the housework necessary to keep functioning. In fact, growing up, my parents never enforced gender typical roles – my dad was, and still is, the primary cook of the household. But here I am, in my thirties, … Continue reading

The gender pay gap and the reluctant feminist

The gender pay gap and the reluctant feminist

Until I read Caitlin Moran’s How to Be a Woman, I would never have identified myself as a feminist. In fact, I would have said I was anti-feminism, deluded as I was about its actual meaning. Somehow, I had personified feminism as a bunch of nagging, whiny women who complained about how unfair life was … Continue reading