Emily Matchar


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After a childhood of books, boredom and minor delinquency in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, I studied English and Spanish at Harvard University. Upon graduation I hightailed it back down South to spend the next couple years as a reporter with Raleigh’s News & Observer, followed by a stint at Outside magazine, before going freelance. I now write about culture, food, women’s issues, travel and more for publications like Salon, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Men’s Journal, Outside, The Hairpin, Gourmet, CHOW, Babble, Preservation, BBC History, Gastronomica and lots of others. I’ve also been known to write travel guidebooks for Lonely Planet, which feeds my longstanding wanderlust.

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I’m heading back to Hong Kong on Monday, and I have a box of Homeward Bound copies that simply won’t fit in the overhead bin. So: I’m going to give away a number of copies to bloggers interested in reviewing or otherwise writing about the book. How to get a copy? Write a comment in the comments section, and I’ll pick some names at random.

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Published on August 02, 2013 09:50
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Homeward Bound: Why Women a...

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The Zombie King

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Lonely Planet Hong Kong

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“Sweden had paternity-leave policies in place for years but found that few men were taking advantage of the benefit. While women felt comfortable taking time off to be with baby, men worried that they would look less dedicated to their careers if they did the same. So the Swedish government implemented a “use it or lose it” policy, mandating that the country’s thirteen-month parental leave cannot only be used by one parent – the other parent must use at least two months of the leave, or both lose those months entirely. Today 85% of Swedish fathers take paternity leave. The policy has helped redefine notions of masculinity and femininity in the already-egalitarian country.”
Emily Matchar, Homeward Bound: Why Women are Embracing the New Domesticity

“Her conclusion: "You just have to follow your own heart" when it comes to medical decision-making.”
Emily Matchar

“If women cut back on their ambitions en masse, institutional change will never happen and the glass ceiling will lower. We need to be there to demand equal pay, mandatory maternity leave, more human hours. Leaving the “dirty work” of working to the men is a way of muffling our own voices.”
Emily Matchar, Homeward Bound: Why Women are Embracing the New Domesticity

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