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Fed Up

Navigating and Redefining Emotional Labour for Good
Narrated by: Melissa Bayern
Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Gender Issues
3.7 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A groundbreaking exploration of feminism's most buzzy topic. 

No more grin and bear it: how and why we all need to reset the domestic balance. 

Gemma Hartley is a mother and journalist on a mission: to throw fresh light on the hidden burden of 'emotional labour' (washing, wiping, worrying, soothing, shopping, preparing, planning, cooking, caring) and find out why it is that the bulk of these thankless, hugely time-consuming and frustrating jobs fall to women. 

Gemma's article 'Women Aren't Nags; We're Just Fed Up' was shared by millions of readers, giving voice to a huge number of women whose frustration and anger is mixed with incredulity. Is this really where we're at 50 years postfeminism? Gemma's quest to get to the bottom of the problem and find out how to solve it will take you deep into your own subconscious bias and sees her challenging the foundations of her own marriage to try to forge a better, more balanced way to live. 

Fed Up puts forward a thought-provoking, honest and impassioned case that any woman in a relationship should take an unflinching look at her own home life and ask, 'How could we do this better?' The answer might just save your sanity and your relationship.

©2018 Gemma Hartley (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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useful, but very repetitive

this book gave me the language I was lacking to start the conversation about all my invisible tasks and stresses. I did not appreciate the reading of this book. the author makes 'voices' when she quotes people and when talking about men there was an obvious and unnecessary intonation of annoyance. lastly, this book is incredibly repetitive. it could have very easily been have as long and gotten the same message across. that said, my husband is now reading this book and we are using it as a way to find a new balance in our lives as individuals and parents.

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  • 24-01-2020

Amazing Narrator, book a bit repetitive

If not for this amazing narrator, this book would be extremely boring. You can easily understand the concept in just a few chapters but somehow the author stretches that into hundreds of "pages." The narrator really saves this book as she makes pretty boring material interesting. Great performance.

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