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"You know how men talk about PMS as this miserable, barely survivable time when you have to watch what you say, be careful not to make too much noise, swallow your real thoughts, make constant concessions to avoid conflict, and accept sudden outbursts of anger as commonplace? (aka things I unconsciously do around many men I know and love)

The masculine dread of PMS is basically “there are five days a month when the burden of emotional labor is reversed, and that brief (and incomplete) inversion is my personal eldritch horror, such that men discuss it with other men in hushed tones.”

-a fiendish thingy" on "Where's My Cut?" On Unpaid Emotional Labor (way the fuck down)

*just... marvels at that one for a minute*

Date: 2016-01-13 12:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] roseneko.livejournal.com
Hell of an observation. ++, would read again.

Date: 2016-01-14 04:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] roseneko.livejournal.com
Bits and pieces of it. The discussion has led to some good discussion with a particular friend - I (and lots of his other friends) have had a lot of frustrations with him over the years, mostly over intangible stuff that was frustratingly difficult to articulate. So when I saw this, it was great to have something to point to and go "This! This is why your friends all seem to randomly get pissed at you!"

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