Emotional Labor

A MetaTalk thread reminded me that I never posted a link to this excellent MetaFilter thread from July 2015 on emotional labor:

“Where’s My Cut?“ : On Unpaid Emotional Labor. (July 15, 2015)

“Housework is not work. Sex work is not work. Emotional work is not work. Why? Because they don’t take effort? No, because women are supposed to provide them uncompensated, out of the goodness of our hearts.

Posted by sciatrix (2115 comments total) – 828 users marked this as a favorite.”

It took me the better part of two weeks to read that thread and some of the AskMetaFilter and Metatalk threads it spawned (selection, in chronological order), plus more time when later threads were posted: