consumerism

Pantsuit on Fire: The Founder of a Facebook Community Cashes In

 Chamberlain, who is neither an activist nor an author, is cashing in on what amounts to the labor of strangers. Read more »

A Vacation is Not Activism: Part III—On Tourism and Ecosocial Disasters

Not only do post-disaster tourism profits seldom reach those in need, the industry also contributes to climate change by weakening natural shore protection and depleting desperately needed resources in vulnerable communities. Read more »

Three Things I Learned While Satirizing A Lifestyle Brand

There’s something about celebrity lifestyle brands that pushes me away from logic, into the extremes of either unquestioning belief or mockery—and for a long time, I wasn’t quite sure why. Read more »

Off Brand: The Limits of Celebrity Feminism

The transformational feminism that’s required to really change the world is not going to happen in the marketplace. Read more »

Spend & Save: The Narrative of Fair Trade and White Saviorism

You know the saying: One woman’s day-to-day struggle is another woman’s passion project. Read more »

What Does it Mean to Decolonize Travel?

Writer Bani Amor is challenging the way tourism and travel writing usually center on white stories. Read more »

Debugging Bias: Busting the Myth of Neutral Technology

We must recognize that the engine of the tech revolution—the assumption of inherent neutrality—is faulty. Read more »

Empowertise Me!

You can celebrate Seneca Falls and the strength and conviction of the courageous suffragettes involved whenever you use your First USA Anniversary Series Platinum Mastercard®. Read more »

"We Were Feminists Once" Available Now!

Bitch Media cofounder Andi Zeisler's new book, We Were Feminists Once: From Riot Grrrl to Cover Girl, the Buying and Selling of a Political Movement is out TODAY, and it's already flying off of the shelves.  Read more »

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Eat, Pray, Spend: Priv-Lit and the New, Enlightened American Dream

Even as reports on joblessness, economic recovery, and home foreclosures suggest that no one is immune to risk during this recession, the popularity of women’s wellness media has persisted and, indeed, grown stronger.  Read more »