When did emotional labour become a 'thing' and who does it? Gemma Hartley asked for her bathroom to be deep cleaned for Mother's Day. It wasn't about the cleaning; it was about the process of finding the right firm to meet her budget, but she didn't want to do the emotional labour involved. Spoilers: It ended in tears. What is emotional labour, why is it that women end up doing most of it and how do we work out how to share the load?
22 Oct 2018