Kate Mangino (Togo) EQUAL PARTNERS: Improving Gender Equality at Home


Kate Mangino (Togo 2003–05)

From gender expert and professional facilitator Kate Mangino comes Equal Partners, an informed guide about how we can all collectively work to undo harmful gender norms and create greater household equity.

As American society shut down due to Covid, millions of women had to leave their jobs to take on full-time childcare. As the country opens back up, women continue to struggle to balance the demands of work and home life. Kate Mangino, a professional facilitator for twenty years, has written a comprehensive, practical guide for readers and their partners about gender norms and household balance. Yes, part of our gender problem is structural, and that requires policy change. But much of our gender problem is social, and that requires us to change.

Quickly moving from diagnosis to solution, Equal Partners focuses on what we can do, everyday people living busy lives, to rewrite gender norms to support a balanced homelife so both partners have equal time for work, family, and self. Mangino adopts an interactive model, posing questions, and asking readers to assess their situations through guided lists and talking points. Equal Partners is broad in its definition of gender and gender roles. This is a book for all: straight, gay, trans, and non-binary, parents and grandparents, and friends, with the goal to help foster gender equality in readers’ homes, with their partners, family and wider community.


Equal Partners: Improving Gender Equality at Home
by Kate Mangino (Togo 2003-05)
St. Martin’s Press
339 pages
June 2022
$14.99 (Kindle); $26.53 (Hardcover), $17.86 or 1 credit (Audible)

An inspiring and inclusive guide for rethinking and reworking household gender roles.

— Booklist (starred review)


This book is a beautiful, engaging way to look at the modern family and Mangino works to dismantle gendered assumptions and replace them with structured decision making examples and case studies. A must read.”

—Eve Rodsky, author of Fair Play

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  • Here is the way it has been and how it is important to remember and somehow avoid for contemporary family:

    .…AND bicker, wide heart, tired all times, I hate that he died

    Some people are brands when packaging blooms into lifestyles

    Hester Prynne wore her scarlet letter for chastisement not sales
    later less fashionable then, a brand is a middle-aged millstone

    They moved to Paradise, CA where Maryann’s mom had a home

    Ray’d married the 16yr old Burk girl when he was 19 (b.1938)
    He graduated in 1963 from Humbolt State, Arcata, CA
    Maryann graduated in 1970 from San Jose State, CA

    Christina La Rae was born Dec 1957, Vance Lindsay born 1958
    Ray had one brother James Franklin Carver born 1943
    Ray was born in Clatskanie, OR; grew up in Yakima, WA

    He died a long time ago when he was about 50.

    Maryann (who he’d divorced; later married Tess) wrote a book in 2006
    What It used To Be Like: A Portrait Of My Marriage To Raymond Carver.

    (one in every four books is about someone?)


    these you get from the Fellini films.

    ‘don’t push the river’.

    but the poet drinks from the tragic eyes of the
    clown woman of NIGHTS OF CABIRIA: her eyes are
    the seed of the universe.

    (C) Copyright Edward Mycue

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