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Out of the Blue #2: On emotional labor

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Take thirteen minutes and listen to episode 2 of the new short-form MetaFilter podcast, Out of the Blue, with cortex talking to writer Jess Zimmerman about her essay that spawned an enormous and riveting MetaFilter discussion thread.

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by cortex

The Invisible Effort of Emotional Labor

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Epic thread on Emotional Labor offers dozens of great stories, academic studies, and personal insights into how our lives depend on constant and under-recognized emotional work, mostly performed by women. Come read along – this thread might change how you look at your marriage, or your parents, or your workplace.

Also: the author of the article responds; a personal assessment checklist on AskMe; and the emergence of an emotional labor tax haven, Crone Island, where tacos and margaritas await the weary. 🍹

by taz

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