The Money Issue

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.

Wheel of Feminist Fortune

Envisioning your financial future Read more »

Egged On: The commodified altruism of the assisted-reproduction industry

Paid egg donation is often framed as a miraculous, even selfless, act when in reality it is a big business that hinges on well-oiled marketing and recruitment practices. Read more »

Spend & Save: The Narrative of Fair Trade and White Saviorism

You know the saying: One woman’s day-to-day struggle is another woman’s passion project. Read more »

"All the Single Ladies" Shows that Being Single Is Nothing to Freak Out About

It may not be that unmarried women are deviating from the norm, but rather that our politicians and media haven’t recognized that single life might be the new normal for many women.  Read more »

The Unusual Suspects: What heist narratives hold for women

For women, the heist genre has revolutionary potential to imagine redress of the wage gap, wealth redistribution, and that still-feared quality, female ambition.   Read more »

Debugging Bias: Busting the Myth of Neutral Technology

We must recognize that the engine of the tech revolution—the assumption of inherent neutrality—is faulty. Read more »

New Documentary "Starless Dreams" Looks at the Lives of Teen Girls in an Iranian Jail

A compelling portrait of life in a juvenile detention center outside Tehran. Read more »

"Kiki" Picks Up Where "Paris is Burning" Left Off

Kiki documents current ballroom culture. Read more »

Empowertise Me!

You can celebrate Seneca Falls and the strength and conviction of the courageous suffragettes involved whenever you use your First USA Anniversary Series Platinum Mastercard®. Read more »

About the Cover: The Money Issue

How much can one “mess with” currency before it loses its value? Before it becomes unrecognizable? Notes from our art director about our cover. Read more »