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Expert Insight: Sharing Holiday Responsibilities Leads to Gender Equity
In writing for Psychology Today, Dr. Catherine McKinley discusses the gendered pattern of holiday preparations, emotional labor, and how family members can be good allies.
"Ultimately, the key to changing old, entrenched patterns of gendered seasonal labor comes down to individual families and communication. The best way to approach such a conversation is to do it in advance of the holidays, ask every family member’s hopes and expectations, and assert that everyone’s feelings will be equally prioritized."