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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 »

Young Feminists of Color are Transforming the Labor Movement

Today, young feminist women of color are fighting to transform the economic status of women—and they are succeeding. Read more »

Fists Up! Workers at Babeland NYC Vote to Unionize

Workers hope that joining the union and negotiating a contract will provide added job security and allow them to raise concerns about workplace harassment without fear of retaliation.  Read more »

Foul Play: How Colleges Screw Over Female Coaches

A new investigation reveals how NCAA schools discriminate against women in athletics. Read more »

In Federal Discrimination Complaint, Women's Soccer Stars Demand Equal Pay

Even the country's most famous female athletes have a hard time getting equal pay for equal work. Read more »

The Restaurant Industry Is Very Diverse—But It’s White Chefs Who Win Most of the Awards

Since 1990, the James Beard Foundation has put on an annual awards show that, in more ways than one, stands as the food and drink industry’s version of the Academy Awards. In the years since I entered the restaurant world, I’ve repeatedly had the same conversation with coworkers and... Read more »

New Documentary “Equal Means Equal” Exposes Why We Need an Equal Rights Amendment

In all sorts of ways in the United States, women are still unequal.  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 »