Why Women Need Play in Their Lives
Fourth Estate, £12.99
‘Play adorns life, amplifies it, and is to that extent a necessity both for the individual and for society.’
Johan Huizinga, Homo Ludens
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy - but what about Jill? While women slowly achieve equal rights in the working world, women’s play continues to be seen as frivolous, self-indulgent and non-essential. With the triple load of paid employment, child-care and housework, women are increasingly losing touch with their playful selves and paying a heavy price as a result.