Kin-keeping: The invisible work women do (and why men should care)

Let’s share the unseen mental load that goes into managing a household so that there can be gender parity at home

Kin-keeping, the act of maintaining and strengthening family and social ties, comes to the fore during festive seasons. PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO
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Think back to the festive season that is just behind us. Who in your family organised the gatherings, invited the guests, bought the gifts, packed the hongbao or planned the menu?

All this is part of kin-keeping – the act of maintaining and strengthening family and social ties. If you are nodding along, you are likely to be a woman.

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