“What’s It Worth To You?” Charging For Emotional Labor Is An Inherently Feminist Act
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Very radical and thoughtful article, thanks. We could all focus on the aspects of the article about sex workers, but what I took from it is that all women are used for emotional labour, in an unpaid capacity. Sometimes I find this going on in my freelance work (as a researcher and writer) as well as everyday life. Men want to use you to work through their emotional problems, without giving you anything in return, and sometimes in quite a casual sense. That leaves you feeling like you are simply a use-value, not a person.

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