Indeed. Just like men work in the arts and at universities, and in child care centres and in tourism and health services.
But the gender trends in this Budget are very clear. To argue otherwise is not credible.
Annabel Crabb unpacks the budget and the impact on feminised work.
My vote for an inspiring book would be Annabel Crabb’s The Wife Drought. Maybe not a ‘pedagogical’ book, but definitely thought provoking in regards to how education and schools work.
A peripatetic podcast in which Leigh Sales and Annabel Crabb discuss what they’re reading, watching, cooking, listening to or irrationally exhilarated by.
One of them likes show tunes and is a monster who chucks books once she’s read them. The other one wrote this.
Came upon Annabel Crabb and Leigh Sales’ podcast. Following both Annabel Crabb’s weekly newsletter and Leigh Sales’ work in regards to 730 Report, seems the perfect addition to my feed.
Thank you Annabel for reminding me so clearly about the confusing state of affairs we are caught in with such clarity.
Enjoying your thoughts and perspective on the coronavirus Annabel. I have been thinking a lot lately about ‘the wife drought’ and how this current situation lays bare many family situations and the traditional expectations. Scraping through summer is one thing, because you can fluff your way through a family holiday, but being contained at home while still trying to sustain any semblance of normalcy is something else.
This week, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg adjusted his soundtrack from “Back In Black” to “Back In Balance”, a phrase whose resolute non-catchiness probably explains why it was discarded at the whiteboard stage by AC/DC.
Mr Frydenberg unwisely employed the present tense on Budget night last year when pre-announcing the “Back in Black” surplus of 2020/21.
I love Annabel Crabb’s turn of phrase, always so poignant and witty.
Annabel Crabb chats with Virginia Trioli about her new Quarterly Essay exploring Australia’s ‘parenthood trap’. They also touch on Crabb’s earlier book The Wife Drought.