The Money Issue

Issue #71 | Summer 2016
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This issue is all about the Benjamins: the cabbage, the loot, the cold, hard cash. In these pages we look at the places where feminism, pop culture, and money meet. Our authors investigate the insidious (and often ingenious) ways that our bodies are commodified, the everyday economics of feminine labor, and the big business of gentrification and cultural appropriation. But it’s not all bleak—we also celebrate resourcefulness, feminist entrepreneurship, and student activists who are shifting the tide of capitalism. You can take that to the bank!


Egged On: Gender Bias in the Alternative Conception Industry | Katie O’Reilly

Spend and Save: How Fair-Trade Consumerism Co-Opts Feminist Rhetoric to Maintain White Supremacy and Patriarchy | Bani Amor

The Unusual Suspects: Exploring the Subversive Narratives of Female-Centric Heist Films | Aya de Leon

Debugging Bias: Shattering the Myth of Neutrality in Technology | Felicia L. Montalvo

Empowertise Me!: Excerpts from We Were Feminists Once | Andi Zeisler

Between a Boss and a Hard Place: Why More Women Are Freelancing | Sarah Grey


ON LABOR: Disaster Economics and Superheroes | Jean Boampong

ON ETHICS: Pinkwashing and the HRC’s Corporate Equality Index | Sara Century

ON MARRIAGE EQUALITY: Conservative Divorce Laws Make Breaking up Hard to Do in Ireland | Tracy Brown Hamilton




Let’s Go Beyond Marriage: The Normalization of Open Relationships and Bisexuality | Mary Katharine Tramontana
Key Words: Houseless
Reproductive Rights Corner: Texas Withold ’Em | Andrea Grimes
Labor Pains: 5 Reasons Minimun Wage is a Feminist Issue | Elleanor Chin
Radical Magic | Vanessa Willoughby
Divestment 101 | Amy Lam


Intellibins by Karen Hendricks
The Good Pin Club by Kristin Rogers Brown
Death, Sex, & Money by Andi Zeisler
Equitable by Amy Lam
Michelle Tea’s Money Magnet Spell by Britt Ashley
How May We Hate You? by A.Z.
The Billfold by Sarah Mirk
Wage-Gap Pricing by Dahlia Grossman-Heinze



All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation (Rebecca Traister) by Joshunda Sanders
Defenders of the Unborn: The Pro-Life Movement Before Roe v. Wade (Daniel K. Williams) by Robin Marty
Everyday Sexism  (Laura Bates) by Jess Kibler
Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating (Moira Weigel) by Amelia Ayrelan Iuvino
Turning Japanese: A Graphic Memoir (MariNaomi) by Lee Jutton
The Naked Result: How Exotic Dance Became Big Business (Jessica Berson) by Allison Floyd
The Wind is Spirit: The Life, Love, and Legacy of Audre Lorde (Gloria I. Joseph) by Amelia Ayrelan Iuvino
I Live Inside: Memoirs of a Babe in Toyland (Michelle Leon) by Cindy Widner
Fight Like A Girl: 50 Feminists Who Changed the World (Laura Barcella) by Anna Hamilton


Sonita  (Director: Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami) by Ruminque Nannar
First Girl I Loved (Director: Kerem Sanga) by Sophia Nguyen
Kiki (Director: Sara Jordeno) by Rhienna Guedry
Starless Dreams (Director: Mehrdad Oskouei) by Leigh Kolb
Don’t Tell Anyone (Director: Mikaela Shwer) by Andrea Gutierrez
Portrait of a Serial Monogamist (Directors; John Mitchell and Christina Zeidler) by Cate Young
Mavis! (Director: Jessica Edwards) by Ruminque Nannar


A Man Alive (Thao and the Get Down Stay Down) by Desire Moses
Good Grief (Lucius) by Ilana Kaplan
Lost Time (Tacocat) by Kate Drozynkski
The Hope Six Demolition Project (PJ Harvey) by Catherine Degennaro
This Is Neo-Blues EP (Bette Stuy) by Jude Watson
We Are KING  (KING) by Kiana Fitzgerald  
Magnetismo (La Yegros) by Veronica Bayetti Flores
Brute (Fatima Al Qadri) by Laser) by Mina Tavakoli


A collaboration between artist Ebin Lee and Bitch Art Director Kristin Rogers Brown

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