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Five Facts to Know on Black Women's Equal Pay Day

In April every year, that pesky gender wage gap jumps to front-page news again as we mark Equal Pay DayRead more »

A Photo Series Celebrates Modern-Day Rosie the Riveters

Photographer Deanne Fitzmaurice took portraits for a series celebrating women in transportation. During World War II, Rosie the Riveter became a cultural icon symbolizing women at work in manufacturing... Read more »

Backtalk: Hollywood Sexism, Online Harassment, and Nail Salons

On Backtalk, hosts Amy Lam and Sarah Mirk discuss top pop culture stories of the week, offering snappy feminist analysis on the issues, people, and media that are making headlines right now.  This week, Amy is busy eating... 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 ethically made and do research on who grew your coffee.   Read more »

A New Book Looks At How Working Women Are Shortchanged

An Equal Pay Day protest—photo by the Australian Services Union. We all know that women across the United States make less money than men. But on top of that, the industries that employ majority... Read more »

Pregnant Workers Shouldn't Have to Fight for Their Rights—But They Do

In the workplace, pregnancy should be seen as normal—not as a burden to an employer. Photo via Creative Commons. Parents in the workplace certainly get mixed messages about their legal rights.... Read more »

Republicans Want to Stop Human Trafficking Victims from Getting Abortions

This is the guy writing our national reproductive health policies: Texas Senator John Coryn wrote language into an anti-human trafficking bill that would ban a victim... Read more »

Documentary "Dreamcatcher" Profiles Chicago Sex Workers Turned Reformers

The new film Dreamcatcher begins with a white van rolling through dark Chicago streets. “Hey, do you have condoms?” yells the passenger to the camera’s right.  Read more »

More Sex Workers Are Killed in the US Than Any Other Country

According to advocacy group the Sex Worker Outreach Project, yesterday more than 21 cities in the United States and 33 cities internationally held events to recognize the ... Read more »

"Pride" is a Joyful Film About the Need for Unlikely Allies

The premise of Pride sounds like a slog: the film by British director Matthew Warchus follows a London gay and lesbian group’s fundraising campaign for mine workers who are in the midst of the nation’s longest-running strike. But instead of being a gray grind, the movie is a... 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 »