'Tidying Up with Marie Kondo' Is Inadvertently About Women's Invisible Labor
January 10, 2019 – Data from Bright Horizons' 2017 Modern Family Index was featured in an article from VICE about how Marie Kondo's hit show "Tidying Up" is inadvertently about the invisible labor and mental load women face.
"So a woman is tasked with both the chore itself, and the project management role of orchestrating said chores, regardless of whether she has another job. In fact, Bright Horizons'—an onsite corporate child care provider—2017 survey of 2,082 employed adults with at least one child found that 86 percent of working mothers say they handle the majority of family and household responsibilities, 'not just making appointments, but also driving to them and mentally calendaring who needs to be where, and when.' As a highly related addendum, half of those women say they are burning out."
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