Friday, August 5, 2016

On emotional labor.

"At its most basic level, all of this emotional labour is saying to another human being “You matter. I will take my time to show you that you matter.” And maintaining that glue is something that devolves mainly onto women, 24 hours a day. It feels like most men are taught (ex- or implicitly) to do emotional work only when it gets them something they want now, whereas most women are taught to do emotional work as part of an ongoing exchange that benefits everyone."

-Emotional Labor: The MetaFilter Thread Condensed