The Exhausting Emotional Labor That Goes Into Being a A Woman
"This is emotional labor. It’s like expecting flight attendants to not only show you the safety instructions, but do it with a smile. It’s not strictly necessary to get the job done, but making people feel comfortable and doted upon has become part of the job. It must be exhausting to add those little flourishes to so many emails, messages which people like me immediately, callously delete. And it’s no surprise, then, that most public relations workers are women, whom society expects to soften every communication with flattery and kindness, whether on or off the clock."
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