“Where’s My Cut?”: On Unpaid Emotional Labor
Seminal article from the now-defunct The Toast on how emotional labor is and expected and unpaid aspect of women's roles.
Emotional labor has followed the same path. We are told frequently that women are more intuitive, more empathetic, more innately willing and able to offer succor and advice. How convenient that this cultural construct gives men an excuse to be emotionally lazy. How convenient that it casts feelings-based work as “an internal need, an aspiration, supposedly coming from the depths of our female character.”