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Backtalk: May Day & Handmaid Horrors

Amy and Dahlia talk about May Day activism across the globe and the difficulties and opportunities in imagining work systems that work better. And they dig into The Handmaid’s Tale series, examining the novel’s grounding in anti-Blackness, as well as where the show diverges from the novel... Read more »

Say Yes to Distress: Trump Voters: FEMINISTS UNITED TO COMBAT KAKISTOCRACY IN TRUMP TIMES

It’s important to recognize the stratification among Trump Voters. It is not a monolith, but you really gotta hand it to the MAGAs: Once they buy, they don’t look back. Read more »

What Just Happened?: A Day Without A Woman

Don’t assume that one person’s strike bolsters another person’s freedom. Read more »

We've Always Been Here: One Mujerista Talks Back to Intersectionality and White Feminism

When I see the word “intersectionality” being used, I want to see a sincere invitation to the table (it’s accessible right?) in a genuine attempt to build community. And if I do decide to show up, I expect to see the more privileged, abled parties willingly give up their seats for us Brown queer... Read more »

A Square Peg at the Roundtable: On Jessica Williams and Why Black Women are Not Here to Save You

Black women are frequently and unfairly made to be the voices of reason in liberal, predominantly white spaces. Read more »

Freelancers Rejoice: A Historic NYC Law Helps Freelancers Demand Payment

More people are working as freelancers in the growing gig economy. But they face a big challenge: Getting employers to actually pay in full and on time.  Read more »

Calling Out Casual Sexism: Five Questions for the Author of "Feminist Fight Club"

The new “office survival manual for a sexist workplace” offers strategies and tongue-in-cheek pie charts for dealing with sexism at work. Read more »

Popaganda: Navigating Workplace Patriarchy

“Emotional” is a word used to describe “how women are perceived when they express anger or displeasure at work, while a man who does the same is simply viewed as ‘passionate,’” writes journalist Jessica Bennett in her new book Feminist Fight Club. On this episode, we share ideas... Read more »

Ask Bear: How Do I Get My Sexist Boss to Apologize?

How do you tell someone HOW to apologize for screwing up? Read more »

Right to Work: Sex Workers in India Organize to Fight Discrimination

In Songachi, one of Asia’s largest red-light districts, sex workers have been fighting for the rights of their community—as well those of sex workers across India—for several years. Read more »

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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 »

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

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