Marie Kondo ‘Gives Up’ on Tidying, Prompting Twitter to Devolve Into Mess
The conversation around Marie Kondo and her embrace of mess reveals just how touchy a subject domestic labor is.
Conversations about domestic labor—cleaning, child rearing, cooking—carry a lot of emotional baggage and inherently have a racial dimension. In an online sphere dominated by the voices of lily-white momfluencers, it only makes sense that women of color—who, according to the Economic Policy Institute, make up a disproportionate share of domestic workers—would be uninterested in, or resentful of, white women’s opinions on a Japanese woman’s choices.
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