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Shannon O'Brien

The real labour comes after labour

There's an awful lot of talk these days in my circle of friends and online acquaintances about the toll of emotional labour. Interchangeably called "mental load" "social responsibilities" and a myriad of other terms, it comes down to the mental and emotional energy expended by women, amplified if you happen to be a woman who is also a mom.  There's been quite a few comprehensive articles and even comics written about it lately, so I won't get into the whole deal (I'll send you here for some good reading on it). But I will give you a real-life example of what this...

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