The first is this article by Jess Zimmerman on unpaid emotional labor. It's brilliant.
And the second thing is what actually led me to this article in the first place, which is the latest episode of the 'Sex for Smart People' podcast with Stephanie and Dave, and their special guest Andy Izenson. Holy shit. This episode moved me in unshakable ways.
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