The GenderWorks Blog

Six Strategies for Co-parenting Before Divorce

This post originally appeared in The Good Men Project on 

Co-parenting within an intact family requires strategies to support parents’ work-life balance in less gendered ways, says Lisa D’Annolfo Levey. In doing a Google search on the word co-parenting, I quickly found that co-parenting is a word we reserve for divorced families, not intact ones. Isn’t it strange that in 2012 we don’t have a word—a common vocabulary—to describe mothers …

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Why Many Consider Feminism the Other F Word

This post originally appeared in Role/Reboot on 

Sarah Jackson’s November 21 column “The Unconscious Feminist” on Role/Reboot sparked great interest and intense debate. Ms. Jackson described discovering, during a conversation with a close woman friend, that while they shared a very similar ideology regarding the issue of racial inequality—namely that it exists, persists, and requires education and ongoing action to counteract—her friend did not perceive gender inequality …

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The Gender Dance – Men and Women Going Round and Round: Let’s Find a New Step

This post originally appeared in Role/Reboot on 

I’m someone who has spent much of her life thinking about and observing gender differences. Growing up in a clear patriarchy, I was very aware that women seemed to have few choices and little influence. Perhaps it’s no surprise, then, that I spent most of my career over the last two plus decades focused on better understanding gender as a …

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