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Barely Represented: How Laws Regulating Sex Work Ignore Sex Workers Themselves

Laws regulating strip clubs often have a big problem. Read more »

The Oscars Is One More Example of Hollywood’s Discrimination

The white and male-dominated awards show isn't a Hollywood quirk—it's a stunning example of the film industry's systemic race and gender based discrimination. And the Oscars, along with the rest of the film industry, need to work to fix this discrimination—or risk becoming... Read more »

"The Intern" Should Be Called "Lean In: The Movie"

Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro star in the film about a young CEO finding her way in the corporate world.  Read more »

Nearly 4,000 People Fighting California's Fires Are Paid Just $1 An Hour

Nearly half of California’s wildfire fighting crews are incarcerated people. Read more »

Discovering Sylvie Rancourt's Long-Lost Comics About Working As a Nude Dancer

In the mid-1980s, Sylvie Rancourt worked as a dancer in a strip club in downtown Montreal. In her downtime, she drew comics about her life. Read more »

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 »

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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 »