Like much of the feminized work done more often by women than men, thinking, worrying, paying attention, and delegating is work that is largely invisible (warning: autoplay video), gets almost no recognition, and involves no pay or benefits.
[Susan] Walzer found that women do more of the intellectual, mental, and emotional work of childcare and household maintenance. … Even when their male partners “helped out” by doing their fair share of chores and errands, it was the women who noticed what needed to be done. She described, in other words, exactly the kind of work that Seidman’s poem captures so well.
Emotional Labor (a selection):
Ellen Seidman: iPadGate