Articles about 'housework'

An open letter to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Gemma Croffie disagrees with the Nigerian writer's assumption that balancing childcare and work is the only way to self-fulfilment

Guest Blogger // 21 December 2016

Categories: Blog

“I was brought up believing that I couldn’t do all sorts of things because I was female”: on escaping housework for artistic creation

Emily Turner speaks with artist Rosemary McLeish about the inspiration for her art, including her feminist piece ‘What I Do When I Don’t Do The Ironing’

Emily Turner // 13 April 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

Breaking up is hard to do

In the week of the year which sees a boost in business for divorce lawyers, D H Kelly discusses our cultural reluctance to accept that some relationships must come to an end

D H Kelly // 6 January 2016

Categories: Blog

A helpful guide to not being a horrible nagging shrew this Christmas

“Her only fault, and that is faults enough,/Is that she is intolerable curst,/And shrewd, and froward,…/I would not wed her for a mine of gold.” – The Taming of the...

Ray Filar // 23 December 2011

Categories: Blog

New review: Home Economics: Vintage Advice and Practical Science for the 21st Century Household

This is a collection of excerpts from the text books used to teach early 20th century schoolgirls home economics. The material has been uncritically repackaged and marketed to 21st century...

Jess McCabe // 2 December 2010

Categories: Blog

New review: Quilts at the V&A

An exhibition at the Victoria & Albert museum puts the spotlight on quilting, and by extension on the unsung domestic history of women, says Tamasine Pottle Selling its largest ever...

Jess McCabe // 20 May 2010

Categories: Blog

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