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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 »

Poll Position: 9 Statewide Ballot Measures You Should Know About This November

A look at statewide measures across the country can be an illuminating glimpse into the future. Read more »

Anne Elizabeth Moore's "Threadbare" Unravels the Many Consequences of Fast Fashion

Threadbare is an ambitious, eye-opening, muckraking investigation into the “fast fashion” industry. Read more »

As They Head to the Olympics, Women's Soccer is Fighting to Win Equal Pay

They’re the number one women’s soccer team in the world. But their most formidable opponent is the wage gap.  Read more »

Popaganda: Sports and Capitalism

The Olympics kicks off this week in Rio de Janeiro, amid protests over its high costs and impact on Brazil’s poorest communities. While sports represent our cultural values and tie in closely to our identities, it’s not hard to see how sports from the college level to the Olympics... Read more »

Between a Boss and a Hard Place: Why More Women are Freelancing

Big corporations and startups alike have realized that it’s cheaper and easier to subcontract labor than to employ people. Read more »

New Film "Equity" Tells the Story of Women on Wall Street

The hard-nosed finance pros know their careers are always jeopardized by the simple fact that they have to prove themselves over and over. 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 »