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CBS News: “Fair Play” documentary tackles division of household labor and family duties (September 21, 2022). Filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom and author Eve Rodsky join “CBS Mornings” to discuss their documentary “Fair Play.” The film is inspired by Rodsky’s NYT bestselling book of the same name and examines the unequal division of labor in society and at home.
Forbes: The Surprise Protagonists In Eve Rodsky’s Fair Play Film, Directed By Jennifer Siebel Newsom (August 25, 2022)
“We are that Wonder Woman/Title IX generation who were told we could have it all, be it all, do it all. We’re such achievers and we were told to lean in, but I think this is the reckoning. It’s too much. The pandemic should have gotten us to slow down but nothing shifted. But with caregiving in all of our faces since the onset of the pandemic, people are paying more attention. That’s why the time is now. The struggle is on display. And when we are all struggling, it’s time for systemic change.” -Jennifer Siebel Newsom
WNYC – All of It with Alison Stewart: ‘Fair Play’ Documentary (July 14, 2022). A new documentary based on Eve Rodsky’s New York Times bestselling book examines domestic inequities in today’s households. Rodsky and director Jennifer Siebel Newsom join us to discuss the film “Fair Play.”
Katie Couric Media: Clean Sweep: Why Splitting Household Chores Transforms Families by Alaina Mancini (July 14, 2022)“Every man who’s seen this film has come up to me to tell me how the film has transformed their behavior at home and how they’re contributing more. That’s really, really cool. Now we need these men, especially men who are leaders in the workforce — whether in the private or public sector — to model that behavior, parent out loud at work, and really help us as a society recognize and value that workers have lives outside of the workplace.” -Jennifer Siebel Newsom
CBS Mornings: New documentary examines division of labor (July 13, 2022)
“I think that this should be required viewing for all couples – married, whether you have kids or don’t have kids. It is so, so, so good.” -Gayle King
Spectrum News 1 The Issue Is with Alex Cohen: Exploring Gender Dynamics in Society (July 12, 2022)
Spectrum News One SoCal in 17 Podcast: ‘Fair Play’: Jennifer Siebel Newsom on balancing work and family (July 1, 2022)
MSNBC American Voices with Alicia Menendez: New documentary ‘Fair Play’ explores the imbalance of household labor (July 10, 2022). The documentary Fair Play explores the imbalance of housework. The documentary was inspired by New York Times best-selling book ‘Fair Play.’ The author of the book, Eve Rodsky, and the director of the film Jennifer Siebel Newsom sat down with American Voices’ Alicia Menendez to discuss how balancing housework can improve a family’s lifestyle.
Washington Post: How to achieve equality in your household? This film has answers (July 9, 2022)“Featuring a mix of couples who try to transform their households while balancing parenting and marriage with various kinds of paid work — one couple includes a delivery worker and a farm worker, while the others work corporate jobs — the film ‘will hopefully give people a window into a world that is possible,’ Siebel Newsom said.”
“The film, directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, shows why the fight over who is going to clean the family’s dirty dishes is about much more than just those dishes.”
“It’s a particularly urgent topic, as the overturning of Roe vs. Wade could force more women into caregiving situations they did not want to be in.”
The New York Times: ‘Fair Play’ Review: Casting a Floodlight on Invisible Labor by Natalia Winkelman (July 7, 2022)“Most vital is the film’s look at where the United States falls short in its support of parents, particularly its limited access to subsidized child care. The burden of invisible labor can be mitigated on a case-by-case basis, but at the end of the day, it is the system that needs to change.”
FOX News – The Next Revolution with Steve Hilton: Jennifer Siebel-Newsom joins ‘The Next Revolution’ to discuss her new documentary ‘Fair Play.’ (July 3, 2022)
The Issue IS, Twitter: https://twitter.com/theissueisshow/status/1543033863995211776?s=21&t=V1ILAsfo6PP41QcowpeiTQ (July 3, 2022)
“We’ve rendered invisible all of the care work that literally holds up households, holds up communities, and society. Our economy benefits off of the backs of the unpaid and invisible work of women, in particular women of color. And so we as a society have got to do more to advance gender equity.” -Jennifer Siebel Newsom
CNN: New Documentary Explores How Gender Roles Still Persist in U.S. or IG Post (June 27, 2022)
Reposted on Yahoo News: CA First Lady Jennifer Siebel Newsom on ‘Fair Play’, Roe v. Wade being overturned (June 30, 2022).
Good Day LA: “Fair Play” documentary reimagines gender roles (June 20, 2022).
Harper’s Bazaar: Eve Rodsky’s Fair Play Documentary Reimagines Domestic Roles (June 1, 2022)
“We must not continue to rely on outdated gender norms that assume women are the default for every childcare and domestic task. Fair Play lights a path forward to an equitable future where care work is seen, valued, and embraced by all genders. True gender equality starts in the home.” -Jennifer Siebel Newsom
The Sacramento Bee: Mom’s Unequal Work is Topic of First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s New Film (December 1, 2021)
Realscreen: Hello Sunshine Unveils Promotions, “Fair Play” Doc Project with Jennifer Siebel Newsom (November 8, 2021)
Deadline: Hello Sunshine and Jennifer Siebel Newsom Team up on Documentary “Fair Play,” (November 5, 2021)