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“My husband is a good man, and a good feminist ally. I could tell, as I walked him through it, that he was trying to grasp what I was getting at. But he didn’t. He said he’d try to do more cleaning around the house to help me out. He restated that all I ever needed to do was ask him for help, but therein lies the problem. I don’t want to micromanage housework. I want a partner with equal initiative.” – Gemma Hartley
Two years after an essay emerged in Harper's Bizarre about the Emotional Labour women carry, has anything really changed? Why are women still carrying the emotional and physical lion's share?