Women Are More Likely To Be Asked to Perform Emotional Labor

This connection between women and emotional labor is highlighted by a Samsung survey of 2,000 UK workers. Women are three times more likely to be asked to make hot drinks at work and twice as likely to be asked to do menial tasks. A quarter of women say gender bias at work makes them feel dismissed. Many women say they do the extra tasks for fear of appearing 'difficult'. Managing your own discomfort in this way is known as ‘emotional labor’, and women do it more often. Emotional labor is also more likely to be performed by people of color. It also extends to the home, where women perform more domestic chores. But how do we rebalance the burden of emotional labor? Watch to learn more.