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Out of the Blue, episode #2: On emotional labor, with Jess Zimmerman
On July 13th, the writer Jess Zimmerman posted “Where’s My Cut?”: On Unpaid Emotional Labor on The Toast, an essay about how and why emotional work is often undervalued and treated as "women's work". Or, more to the point, not even work: just something women are inherently supposed to do. It's a good piece, and what it spawned was even more interesting: a huge, revelatory MetaFilter thread in which site members, women in particular, talked about all the ways this asymmetry and devaluation of emotional labor has affected their lives and their relationships. [more inside]
FPP redirect for recent developments of hot topics
for topics where there is a recent development, yet mods see fit to delete posts because "there's an open thread" could that thread be bumped to the front page? the zimmerman verdict case is a good example. the vast majority of people would not be able to find what people on metafilter think about this, because all new posts about it are being deleted and people are directed to the 2+ week old thread. it would actually reduce mod work because they wouldn't have to keep deleting posts. if you go to the front page most would think that people on metafilter have nothing to say about it.