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Work in Progress: The Indian Directors Highlighting Depictions of Household Labor

Invisibilizing domestic labor allows men to ascribe higher value to the more “masculine” work they have traditionally performed.

Collective Success: The Myth of Progress through Black Capitalism

When we center and celebrate those who have succeeded in the capitalist project, it becomes easier to be captivated by the myth that hard work and effort will guarantee every Black woman the same success as Rihanna and Serena Williams. Read more »

Doing Nothing Is a Radical Idea for Marginalized People

For marginalized people, doing “nothing” is the last resource we have. Read more »

What Just Happened?: Amazon Workers Are on Strike

Amazon’s evolution over the past 20 years has put a spotlight on the human cost of rampant capitalism Read more »

Injustice Ignited: Incarcerated Firefighters on the Frontlines

At least six incarcerated firefighters have died while on duty since 1983. Read more »

Grand Theft Creative: The Gaming Industry’s Exploitative Crunch Culture

Despite booming profits, layoffs in the gaming industry are becoming more frequent, with less and less regard for their effects on employees. Read more »

Women Do the Majority of the Family Care. Can We Get Some Paid Leave?

More than two-thirds of the American public agrees that paid family leave should be available to all workers, even if they disagree about how it should be paid for. Read more »

No More Pencils, No More Books: What’s Next after the Year of the Teachers’ Strike?

2019, while still young, has shown that it’s in the running to be yet another extraordinarily important one for America’s unions, with teachers still at the forefront. Read more »

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 »

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Dear Bear: My Partner Makes No Money. Is That a Problem?

Our advice columnist offers a lesson in anticapitalist self-care. Read more »

Why You Should Pay for Porn

If you’re a progressive middle-class individual, chances are you think about where your food comes from. Maybe you try to buy shoes that are... Read more »