The New Battle for Equality
Article in Good Housekeeping
We’re well into the second decade of the 21st century, so why did it feel as if someone pressed a time-shift button when the Covid-19 pandemic struck? Within a matter of weeks of the first lockdown in 2020, we seemed to lurch back about 70 years. Lots of women lamented that it felt like being a 1950s housewife, except worse, if you had the added responsibility of holding down a job, too. Suddenly, many women were expected to produce three meals a day, as well as bearing most of the burden of home-schooling. While male partners were often working from home almost undisturbed, women were doing the vast majority of the unpaid work.
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