Conférence – Having it all – How couples around the world create equality at home (26.02.2020, Paris)

Portrait of Professor Francine Deutsch ©Mount Holyoke College

Francine M. Deutsch, Professor Emerita of Psychology at Mount Holyoke College (Massachusetts, USA), will present her forthcoming book, Creating Equality at Home: How 25 Couples around the World Share Housework and Childcare. Creating Equality at Home tells the fascinating stories of couples around the world today who are thwarting social norms and achieving equality. Their everyday decisions about who cooks the food, washes the dishes, diapers the baby, helps with homework, and whose career is compromised to make time for family life, add up to a gender revolution. Often driven by either what they admired or rejected in their own mothers and fathers, these couples reject the prescription that men’s identities are determined by paid work, and women’s by motherhood. They show that men can put family first and are as capable of nurturing as women, and that women can pursue careers as seriously as their husbands do. Equally-sharing couples go beyond lip service to gender equality by building a new kind of family. They demonstrate that equality can provide profound rewards for men, women, marriage, and children.

Marta Dominguez Folgueras, Associate Professor at OSC-Sciences Po andd Director of the Department of Sociology, will initiate a discussion of the issues raised in the presentation.

Wednesday February 26, 2020, 5:00 – 7:00 PM Amphithéâtre Simone Veil, 28 rue des Saints-Pères, 75007 Paris Contact: valerie.richard@sciencespo.fr

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