Episode #4: Women At Work, Part II

  Images clockwise from top left: unknown //  thefrizzkid  //  Johan Bävman: Swedish Dads  //  3Dperson  //  Emma

Images clockwise from top left: unknown // thefrizzkid // Johan Bävman: Swedish Dads // 3Dperson // Emma

WOMEN AT WORK: Charlotte and Emma discuss the difference between emotional and domestic labour, and why doing rather than asking is the solution to women’s second shift. Plus: why sausages forced Emma to the kitchen, and much more.  

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SHOWNOTES:

Well, people do tend to get good at the things they do all the time. Our brains are beautiful like that,” she says. “It’s all about context: Women are better at sewing because they have such nimble fingers and they’re so patient—but if it’s a surgeon, it should be a dude. Come on! These stereotypes break down when you shift the context. Our brains don’t do that many different things—they pay attention and they make our bodies work, and the skills we need are the same across the wide span of workplaces and the wide span of the home. We just decided that when it comes to the home, women must be better.

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