Posts tagged "labor"

Ben Carson Says He Has Only Declared War On Women’s Insides

Yes, but as they say– it’s what’s inside that matters.

Robyn Pennacchia | August 27, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Chill Pregnant Woman Tootsee Rolls Her Way Through Labor

Labor seems okay, I guess. …

Megan Reynolds | August 20, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Whimsical Gal Gleefully Wastes Retail Workers’ Time, Pens Insufferable Essay

I have long said that the fastest way to see if someone is an asshole or not is to see how they treat people in the service industry. I have…

Robyn Pennacchia | April 28, 2015 - 12:10 pm

The Marines Are Testing Female Soldiers For Front Lines

Women in combat, frats being fratty(terrible) and so much more. …

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 20, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Fashion Bloggers Go To Cambodia To Work In Sweatshops In Norwegian Reality Show

This past November, Aftenposten, the largest newspaper in Norway, produced a five-part online reality series in which three 17-year-old fashion bloggers were sent to Cambodia to live and work as…

Robyn Pennacchia | January 26, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Harry Potter Superfans Made Warner Bros. Stop Using Child Slave Labor

Taking a page from Hermione Granger’s Society for Protection of Elvish Welfare, a grassroots organization of Harry Potter superfans, the Harry Potter Alliance, have been been fighting a four-year war…

Beejoli Shah | January 14, 2015 - 3:00 pm

It’s A Gross Christmas Miracle: 2 Cops Deliver Baby On Philly Subway Train

I’m grossed out by the thought of someone eating on a subway train, which makes this birth story particularly nasty to me.

Two Philadelphia transit officers made a…

Katie Oldenburg | December 26, 2014 - 11:20 am

Labor Organizer Ai-Jen Poo Is Another MacArthur “Genius” Grant Winner

Ai-Jen Poo, a labor leader with the National Domestic Workers Alliance, which organizes immigrant women workers, was one of the recipients of a MacArthur “genius” grant this week. [Colorlines;…

Jessica Wakeman | September 18, 2014 - 6:00 pm

The Soapbox: How PayPal & WePay Discriminate Against The Adult Industry

I was packing my bags, looking forward to a week trip to the Feminist Porn Awards and the Feminist Porn Conference, having finally earned enough through my Patreon patron-funded writing…

Kitty Stryker | April 2, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Interns Deserve Protection From Sexual Harassment, Too

Unpaid interns in New York City are now protected from sexual harassment and racial/religious/sexual discrimination, following the passage of a bill that protects them on the job even if…

Jessica Wakeman | March 28, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Poll: Is Liveblogging A Home Birth Intriguing Or Appalling?

Just when you thought your friends were oversharing on Facebook and Twitter, someone else comes along and puts them to shame in the TMI department.

Exhibit A: New…

Katie Oldenburg | January 9, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Labor Department: Minimum Wage For Home Care Workers — But Not Mary Poppins!

The Labor Department announced it will expand protections for home care workers, a predominantly female and woman of color workforce that includes eldercare aides. These types of “companionship” domestic…

Jessica Wakeman | September 17, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Watch This: Men Find Out What Childbirth Feels Like

In the latest experiment for their show “Guinea Pigs,” Dutch TV hosts Dennis Storm and Valerio Zeno were hooked up to an electro-simulator that mimics the painful contractions women experience…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | January 22, 2013 - 11:20 am

Miranda Kerr Should Keep Labor Horror To Herself

Labor already has a terrible reputation, so when Miranda Kerr said her natural, drug-free birth was so painful, she thought she was going to die, most people probably were not…

The Stir | July 16, 2011 - 12:30 pm