Introducing: Thread the Needle with Donna Cleveland

Strong Feelings is still on hiatus, but we’ve got a show we think you’ll love: Thread The Needle, a new podcast all about the place where feminist ideals and the realities of life meet. 

In this episode, called “Why Won’t He Do the Dishes,” journalist Donna Cleveland looks at the sorry state of gender equality on the home front. She also uncovers a surprising research finding—splitting chores fairly does not create happier couples. 

If you like what you hear, subscribe to Thread the Needle wherever you listen to podcasts, or head to


SWB Hey Friends, it’s Sara! And this is Strong Feelings, the show for feminists at work. 

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SWB OK, I hope you didn’t get TOO hyped, because Strong Feelings is still on hiatus. But I do have something for your ears today. It’s an episode of a new feminist podcast you might not know about yet, but I think you’re going to love, and it’s called thread the Needle. It’s hosted by journalist Donna Cleveland, and in this episode, she explores a topic near and dear to us here on the show: the politics of housework—and what happens when women try to redistribute domestic labor. Take a listen, and if you like what you hear, make sure you subscribe to Thread The Needle and check out all their episodes. I particularly loved the one about raising trans kids. You can get Thread the Needle wherever you listen to podcasts, or at Talk to you soon! 

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Why Won’t He Do the Dishes?

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