Tag Archives: Work

The Thank You Note, or Invisible Sites of Affective Labor

TweetIt’s taken me a while to fully appreciate the exact meaning of affective labor—that is, work we perform in everyday life to produce positive emotional experiences for other people.  Sure, I’m aware that feminists have used it for some time to explain invisible labor within the home, specifically that performed by married women.  Then again, [...]
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On Unemployment and Slowing Down

TweetIt’s been years since I’ve written anything for pleasure. Over two since I’ve written anything for school. If you’re Type A like me (or  even nearly-A, like my bra size), you know how intensely terrifying it can be to feel static. My body may slow down, but my brain never does, which means that I’m [...]
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Will Crowdfunding Propel Our Female Scientists?

Tweet Coral reefs everywhere are waiting for Alexis to meet the Zeiss. The Zeiss Ultra55 is an electron microscope and Alexis Weinnig is a 25-year old marine scientist specializing in coral conservation. They haven’t met yet, and that’s pretty bizarre because Alexis works on uncovering the elemental composition of corals, a procedure that relies on [...]
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Young, and restless, to bring lasting change

TweetCross-posted from UN Women It all started with a visit to a rural Indian village. Sanchaita Gajapati Raju draws inspiration from her mother, who from a very young age instilled in her a deep civic sense and encouraged her to help those less fortunate. On a visit to an impoverished village, Sanchaita noted the lack [...]
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The fearless seafarer

TweetCross-posted from UN Women She was brought up by a single mother in rural Jamaica, in a family of modest means. Today she is the Commanding Officer of Jamaica’s Coast Guard, the first woman to attain the prestigious position in the island state, as well as the entire Caribbean region. Commander Antonette Wemyss-Gorman learnt early [...]
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