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Q&A with Filmmaker Joey Ally: On “Joy Joy Nails,” Intersectional Filmmaking, and Human Rights

Sundance alumna and director/writer, Joey Ally’s newest short film Joy Joy Nails highlights the untold truth of abysmal pay, racism, and sometimes violence that women endure in the roughly 2,000 nail salons across New York, Connecticut and New Jersey. Read more »

5 Books for Women Who Work that Ivanka Trump Should Read

Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success, is supposed to inspire and empower women, but it’s actually low on actual substance. Read more »

Popaganda: Money Feelings

Feminist artists, activists, and entrepreneurs discuss their personal relationships to money on this episode. The show starts off with social justice educator and artist Roan Boucher, who cofounded the online journal Enough and now works for the worker co-op AORTA. Then, Refinery29... Read more »

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 »

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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 »