They are trading on their feelings twice over: first, by “marrying up,” and second, by parlaying their privileged marital status into TV notoriety, which turns into more money.
“We live in an era that tells people to do what they love and let their passion take care of their profession,” Weigel writes.
“[The Real Housewife] is a heroine for an age that believes in getting rich by turning your feelings into assets.” If dating and marriage are work for women, in today’s economy they have found many ways to monetize them.
Social networking, too, is a form of emotional labor, and it is now a 24-7 activity for the creative class, especially women and people of color, for whom barriers to entry are greater.
Men are relatively terrible at social media because it rewards attributes that have been socialized in women: to be cute, to be friendly, to be enthusiastic, to be diplomatic, to show interest in things and people they have no interest in, to be always available.
These women were the servants, factory workers, and saleswomen in the United States’s industrializing cities.
For the first time, single men and women could meet unsupervised, supporting the United States’s growing consumer sector by participating in leisure activities together.
” Single ladies of Sydney, would you agree – this never happens here? When I’m being handed a tropical cocktail decorated with a fancy swirly straw and pink paper umbrella by a charming country lad dressed in baby blue, I was so impressed with the single male talent of Melbourne that I came to this realisation: single men of Sydney are just, well, aren’t into the feet sweeping Melbourne craze.
, Moira Weigel traces the beginnings of American dating to the turn of the 20th century, when a new class of young, single women entered the workforce. And so, I’m here to make a special announcement: As of today, I am hanging up my black stilettos and officially retiring from the Sydney dating scene. The One That Got Away London Calling God His Hair Looks Good, and Intro. In the four and a half years, I’ve been single, I cannot recall a single time that this kind of confident, straight-forward, non-sleazy approach has been heard by my gold-hooped decorated ears. From personal experience, particularly of late, Sydney men are unreliable – they lack communication, .In the new economy, everyone became a hustler.” These Etsy products, presumably made by women who are themselves hustling, “exist to soothe workers — specifically, female workers — into accepting this new reality as cute, fun, and, most of all, a self-empowering personal choice.” The rise of emotional labor came in the wake of the greatest economic recession the United States had ever seen, in the 1890s, creating a class of workers who were doing more work than could even be accounted for, much less compensated.During the second tech boom work has become more personal, more emotional, and more invasive than ever.The epitome of this new kind of emotional labor, the care and keeping of one’s personal brand, is Kim Kardashian West, who shares herself, body and mind, with her fans through reality TV, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, You Tube, and her exclusive smartphone app.