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Clip Artists: Women, Work, and Extreme Couponing

Couponing is more than a passing fashion: It is an expression of consumer muscle.

Home Remedies: Megan K. Stack Confronts the Global Impact of Class, Privilege, and “Women’s Work”

Domestic labor isn’t just a “mom” issue—it affects the entire world. Read more »

PleaseSaveMe: When Crowdfunding Is the Difference between Living and Dying

A petitioner’s viral video, robust social-media presence, or heartbreaking selfie is worth its weight in doctors’ visits. Read more »

“Maid” and the Resurgence of Hardship Memoirs

Stephanie Land doesn’t frame her story as an inspiring tale of bootstrapping, a blueprint for others, or evidence that grit and determination are all it takes to escape poverty. Read more »

Sugary Slope: “The New Romantic” Recycles Tired Tropes about Transactional Relationships

Some sugar babies criticize prostitution in order to distance themselves from the labels and stigma associated with it. Read more »

Undecided: The Reliable Romanticizing of Unplanned Parenthood

The temptation to chalk our decisions up to the whims of some larger, intangible force—God, evolution, DNA, nature, life—is a powerful one. Read more »

No Greater Agony: “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” is an Achingly Honest Portrait of a Writer’s Life

Though writing is the backbone of most industries, writers are often considered expendable and easily replaceable. Read more »

Red Handed: Kristen R. Ghodsee on Sex and Socialism

Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism highlights the stories of feminists and socialists who worked to make women’s lives better under socialism, while pointing to ways we can adapt their lessons for the future. Read more »

Ray of Light: Amy Ray’s New Album Gives Voice to a Rural Resistance

Holler’s bravado doesn’t simplify or glorify country life. Read more »

No Welcome Mat: The Problem with Houselessness Policies

Instead of shaming people without homes, states should create programs that focus on securing housing for people. Read more »

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