Episode 20 – Get Out of the Fight: Home Life in a Pandemic

May 19, 2020
Episode 20 – Get Out of the Fight: Home Life in a Pandemic
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Episode 20 – Get Out of the Fight: Home Life in a Pandemic
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You need to get away from those kids; Homemade pasta – Are you kidding me?; Men: get your fucking shit together; #NotAllHusbands is bullshit and gaslighting; Academic women: you’re control freaks!; Journals: commit to no more than 50% of articles by men during COVID19….. And other reactions to a recent piece about managing home life in a pandemic. #GetOutOfTheFight

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