LISTEN: Eve Rodsky Lays Down the Rules for Fair Play in Feminist Partnerships

“It’s about time,” Eve Rodksy asserts in her new book, Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (and More Life to Live), “we have a cultural recognition that all time is created equal.”

It’s a conversation, she notes, that feminists have long had about the workplace—but Rodsky wants to bring it home.

In Fair Play, Rodsky lays out strategies for couples interested in forging equitable partnerships, including methods for dividing household and emotional labor and freeing up time for personal growth.

The tools inside Rodsky’s book include a series of cards for fair play and a set of rules to guide partners in making a new kind of relationship work—and in an exclusive audio clip for Ms. from her self-narrated audiobook, Rodsky walks us through Rule #1: “All Time is Created Equal.”

Audio excerpted courtesy Penguin Random House Audio from Fair Play by Eve Rodsky, read by the author.

Click here to read the Ms. review of Fair Play.


Carmen Rios is a feminist media-maker and movement-builder. She's currently a Consulting Editor at Ms. and the host of Bitch Media's Popaganda podcast, and was previously the Managing Digital Editor at Ms. and the Feminism Editor, Community Director and Social Media Co-Director at Autostraddle. Her work has also been published by outlets like the Atlantic's CityLab, BuzzFeed, ElixHER, Feministing, Girlboss, Mic, MEL and Everyday Feminism; and she is additionally a co-founder of Webby-nominated Argot Magazine. You can find her on Twitter @carmenriosss.