Duncombe & Marsden: Modern
Women Have A Triple Shift
1 Not only are modern women expected to do housework
and paid work, but a triple shift that includes emotion work.
2 Eg. Women perform emotion work when a
family member is ill or upset.
3 Women must take sole burden of emotion work because men are
"emotionally distant" who struggle to express intimate emotions.
Men show little awareness of their lack of emotion and are happy
to see themselves as breadwinners only, providing money rather
than emotional support.