Emotional labor isn’t just about remembering things and performing constant acts of kindness, but taking a significant responsibility both inside and outside the house. And because emotional labor often benefits men, and we live in a society that has been purposely structured to benefit those same men, there is no incentive to change it. After all, if you’re onto a good thing, why change it?
Emotional paid is not paid, not thanked and not even acknowledged. But it has enormous physical and mental costs to the women who perform as part of their all day, every day, expectations as women.