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“I no longer exist in any sense other than being someone’s wife and someone’s mother”: Have it All? Can’t do it all.

Jette Virdi on gender imbalance in running a home, and the exhaustion of modern life.


When I first started writing this, it was a piece all about how I did a lot of the housework. How I’d become a 1930’s housewife; doing everything and having no real life of my own. How my modern society is unlivable. And my modern society was my house during the pandemic.

Jette Virdi on gender imbalance in running a home, and the exhaustion of modern life.

When I first started writing this, it was a piece all about how I did a lot of the housework. How I’d become a 1930’s housewife; doing everything and having no real life of my own. How my modern society is unlivable. And my modern society was my house during the pandemic.

 

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