labor

News

Inmate worker strikes highlight one problematic aspect of the modern labor movement. READ MORE »


News

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


Style

Labor seems okay, I guess. READ MORE »


Style

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 ended budding relationships after one date after seeing a dude snap at a server, and consider people who “don’t believe in tipping” to be as… READ MORE »


News

Women in combat, frats being fratty(terrible) and so much more. READ MORE »


Style

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 textile workers in sweatshops for a month.

It’s a really interesting series, and there are English subtitles, so you can watch it hereREAD MORE »


Entertainment

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 against their own Voldemort — except in this case, Voldemort is Warner Bros., the movie studio that owns the rights to their beloved four-eyed hero. READ MORE »


News

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 very special delivery Christmas Day, helping a women birth her baby on a SEPTA train. Around 6 p.m. Thursday night, Sgt. Daniel Caban and Officer… READ MORE »


News

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; DomesticWorkers.org]
Dykes To Watch Out For comic Alison Bechdel was just one of many queer folks in history who have received a “genius” grant from… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

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 to travel and have a bit of a cushion when I got back. Payments would be processed at the beginning of the month, and I… READ MORE »


News

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 they are not earning a wage or salary. [Think Progress]
A Pakistani politician introduced a bill to increase the punishment on any adult who… READ MORE »


News

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 mom, Ruth Iorio.

In case you haven’t heard, Ruth decided to liveblog her home birth, giving her followers (and the world) a play-by-play… READ MORE »


News

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 workers will now be guaranteed minimum wage and overtime pay. Babysitters, however, are still exempt from these pay protections. [New York TimesThink Progress]
On… READ MORE »


Guys

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 during labor. The video is in Dutch, but around the 7-minute mark, it becomes very clear that agony is a universal language. Apparently the guys underwent two… READ MORE »


Celebs

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 terribly surprised. And while I am sure it was intense (because duh), it does not do women any good to hear all the time how… READ MORE »