The Women+ Thread Shares The Labor (Cis-Men Welcome Today!)

Some guidelines to help this space be a positive experience for everyone:

☮ As always with the AVCAD, don’t feel compelled to share beyond your comfort level.

☮ Anyone who identifies as female, or who was socialized female/AFAB/otherwise has firsthand experience with the issues being discussed, is welcome to post. If you identify as cis-male, we ask that you please set your participation to “lurk” mode, unless otherwise explicitly invited to participate further (i.e. if we did an AMA kind of thread). I’m sure there’s plenty to be gleaned just by reading!

Today is a special open thread for everyone!

☮ Please do your best to be mindful of others’ experiences when commenting or posing questions for the group. The female identity is Legion and contains multitudes, and not everyone who has experience with being treated as female by society identifies as female. Furthermore, racial and ethnic identities, sexual orientation, and many other factors can color how one experiences their gender identity on a day-to-day basis. 

Bring us your news, discussions, frustrations and inspirations, Avocado Ladies+!

This week’s suggested topic: Emotional Labor.

Today is a special open thread we do every once in a while here where cis men are welcome to comment and participate. And today’s topic is something we all could stand to be more mindful of. This article from Harper’s Bazaar last year sums up emotional labor fairly well and points out how much of that is just assumed to be “women’s work”. So I want to talk today about how we currently share the labor and how we can do better going forward.