The Emotional Labor Union
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The ELU is a safe space and a platform to talk about your experiences. Devoting time to critical thinking and interaction empowers us to sharpen our speaking skills and define the source of our feelings as well as reminds us we have voices that deserve to be heard.

Voices as Power

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Domesticity - a review

Some feminists say that the final frontier of feminism is domestic labor and finding a way to make housework equitable. Women are out-learning men and are primary or sole breadwinners in 40% of US households and yet we are still burdened with the majority of housework. Honestly, anger is usually the emotion that bubbles up when domesticity is discussed. It’s like I can feel the weight of women’s past on my shoulders and it angers me to think about how domesticity and the societal pressure to be domestic is holding or has held women back. What angers me most is the time and energy (both mental and physical) that women put into domestic chores.

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