Invisible Labor: Emotional Labor

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In Part Two of this Invisible Labor series, Susie discusses the invisible and emotionally taxing work that mothers undertake in the realm of emotional labor. She debunks the misconception that emotional labor is gender-specific and explores how societal conditioning has led to mothers taking on this role, while also discussing ways to make it more manageable and equitable. 

Topics Include:
  • Defining emotional labor in motherhood
  • Societal expectations of mothers
  • Emotional labor in attachment parenting, gentle communication, breaking generational trauma, and more
  • A class and race bases analysis on invisible, mental, and emotional labor
  • The impact of patriarchy on men and emotional labor
  • Practical strategies for equal partnership
Resources Mentioned:
Invisible Labor: Emotional Labor
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