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Fed Up: Emotional Labor, Women, and the Way Forward

Fed Up Emotional Labor Women and the Way Forward From Gemma Hartley the journalist who ignited a national conversation on emotional labor comes Fed Up a bold dive into the unpaid invisible work women have shouldered for too long and an impassion

  • Title: Fed Up: Emotional Labor, Women, and the Way Forward
  • Author: Gemma Hartley
  • ISBN: 0062855980
  • Page: 353
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From Gemma Hartley, the journalist who ignited a national conversation on emotional labor, comes Fed Up, a bold dive into the unpaid, invisible work women have shouldered for too long and an impassioned vision for creating a better future for us all.Day in, day out, women anticipate and manage the needs of others In relationships, we initiate the hard conversations At ho From Gemma Hartley, the journalist who ignited a national conversation on emotional labor, comes Fed Up, a bold dive into the unpaid, invisible work women have shouldered for too long and an impassioned vision for creating a better future for us all.Day in, day out, women anticipate and manage the needs of others In relationships, we initiate the hard conversations At home, we shoulder the mental load required to keep our households running At work, we moderate our tone, explaining patiently and speaking softly In the world, we step gingerly to keep ourselves safe We do this largely invisible, draining work whether we want to or not and we never clock out No wonder women everywhere are overtaxed, exhausted, and simply fed up.In her ultra viral article Women Aren t Nags We re Just Fed Up, shared by millions of readers, Gemma Hartley gave much needed voice to the frustration and anger experienced by countless women Now, in Fed Up, Hartley expands outward from the everyday frustrations of performing thankless emotional labor to illuminate how the expectation to do this work in all arenas private and public fuels gender inequality, limits our opportunities, steals our time, and adversely affects the quality of our lives.More than just name the problem, though, Hartley teases apart the cultural messaging that has led us here and asks how we can shift the load Rejecting easy solutions that don t ultimately mo

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    About "Gemma Hartley"

    1. Gemma Hartley

      Gemma Hartley is a journalist and writer whose work has appeared in Glamour, Women s Health, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, Harper s Bazaar, Huffington Post, and the Washington Post, among other outlets She lives in Reno, Nevada with her husband and three children.

    688 Comments

    1. 2 stars.When I first saw the main title of this book those two words Fed Up before I even knew what the book was about, I thought of my mum I pictured her juggling the wants and needs of three kids after a day of work, arms full of laundry that she would load into the machine in between making us dinner I remembered distinctly the way she sometimes would find a rare moment to sit down and say with a tired sigh I m fed up Fed Up is for a modern woman than my mother My mum worked 2 stars.When I fi [...]


    2. My husband does a lot He helps me out with the housework, he takes care of our children if I will be out, he will do anything I ask him to Personally, I think I m pretty lucky In response to praise such as this, author Gemma Hartley asks, Does he do a lot compared to other men or does he do a lot compared to you Emotional labor is the invisible job handed down to women of every generation to make sure the days run smoothly, the household is efficiently managed, and everyone is happy and My husba [...]


    3. Cathartic af, you guys To be honest, you can probably get the point and a measure of the release you might need on this topic from reading the Longreads article the author wrote which is essentially most of Chapter Three of this book , but man if you wanted like I did, this book is here to deliver the and another thing you need It also dives into underdiscussed groups that don t get enough voice on this women of color, stay at home fathers , and the last part does offer some ways Cathartic af, y [...]


    4. I was expecting a researched book given what a fascinating and dense topic this is I understand why the author would ve wanted to insert her personal experience at times, but she did so to such an extent that the end result felt closer to a memoir Ultimately, Fed Up left me with questions than answers.


    5. I was excited to read this book because the blog post that had led to this book being written resonated so strongly with me I read it in a day and was not disappointed It s not a long book but there is so much in here that matters that I m going to take it chapter by chapter after my overview Overall, it s about women doing the vast majority of the emotional labor Invisible work mental labor , for the purposes of this book, we will call it emotional labor This review will be a bit mo I was excit [...]


    6. Oof Stretching an essay that went viral to an entire book was a bit too ambitious for this one I felt half of the book was just repeating itself we get it, dads husbands don t clean or take care of kids as much as women do, no need to spell out every example and the anecdotes got repetitive and not very insightful I barely got through the 250 pages of this one The point she makes is very important and the mission was noble but I wish it had gone deeper, particularly in terms of at the work Oof S [...]


    7. Man this book sucked I was so ready as this is a very important topic within feminism but she quoted Sheryl Sandberg in the opening chapter and I rolled my eyes Really I just feel research was needed into this it was all very personal and poorly supported when there is great information about this topic out there The conversations around REAL emotional labour are actually much in depth than this book provided She seems like a first year feminist theory student who got a book dea Man this book su [...]


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