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Waitresses Deserve Better Than a Sub-Minimum Wage

Ashley Lewis, a waitress in Minnesota, regularly experiences racialized sexual harassment from customers. Customers make comments to her like, “I’ve never been with a black girl,” “You’re hot for a black chick,” and “Ooh Hot Chocolate is working tonight.” But when you’re a waitress whose entire income depends on tips — or, as Ashley puts it, “a significant portion of my income is how men feel about me that day” — you literally can’t afford to anger a customer. 

Ashley Lewis, a waitress in Minnesota, regularly experiences racialized sexual harassment from customers. Customers make comments to her like, “I’ve never been with a black girl,” “You’re hot for a black chick,” and “Ooh ...

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The Legal Loophole Big Companies Use to Cover Up Sexual Harassment

Uber whistleblower Susan Fowler exposed systemic sexual harassment, retaliation, and discrimination at the $70 billion tech giant — but because of an obscure clause written into the small print of her contract, she’ll never have the chance to take the company to court.

Uber whistleblower Susan Fowler exposed systemic sexual harassment, retaliation, and discrimination at the $70 billion tech giant — but because of an obscure clause written into the small print of her contract, she’ll ...

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Students strike, farmers march, and women rise: This week in India’s social movements

You don’t need me to tell you that these are dark times. From Mississippi’s recent (and definitely unconstitutional) banning of abortion at 15 weeks, to Trump’s revolving-door series of government appointments which are now slated to include a known torturer, the news is bleak. And it’s not only in the U.S.: Authoritarian right-wing governments are on the up worldwide. Including in my current home, India, where the right-wing BJP has been in power since 2014.

You don’t need me to tell you that these are dark times. From Mississippi’s recent (and definitely unconstitutional) banning of abortion at 15 weeks, to Trump’s revolving-door series of government appointments which are now

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Read Monica Lewinsky On Consent, Trauma And #MeToo

In the wake of the 20th anniversary of the Starr investigation that publicly exposed Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky’s relationship, Monica Lewinsky has written a powerful and compelling essay for Vanity Fair on her relationship with former President Bill Clinton, discussing hauntingly its skewered power dynamics, and the trauma and isolation she experienced subsequently.

In the wake of the 20th anniversary of the Starr investigation that publicly exposed Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky’s relationship, Monica Lewinsky has written a powerful and compelling essay for Vanity Fair on ...

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Hey, NYMag: We’re Supposed to Be Past “Boys Will Be Boys”

#MeToo detractor Andrew Sullivan is back in New York Magazine this week with his latest gripe about those pesky feminist harpies. This time, he argues, “left-feminists” have gone too far in refusing to accept what Sullivan says is the scientific, biological truth that men are naturally sexually aggressive.

#MeToo detractor Andrew Sullivan is back in New York Magazine this week with his latest gripe about those pesky feminist harpies. This time, he argues, “left-feminists” ...

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Quote of the Day: Women Farmworkers Are Very Powerful

Damn right.

Yesterday, actress America Ferrera and Mónica Ramírez, president of the National Farmworker Women’s Alliance (Alianza Nacional de Campesinas), appeared on the Today show, to talk about the new Time’s Up campaign to end workplace sexual violence and harassment.

Damn right.

Yesterday, actress America Ferrera and Mónica Ramírez, president of the National Farmworker Women’s Alliance (Alianza Nacional de Campesinas), appeared on the Today show, to talk about the new Time’s Up campaign to end workplace sexual violence ...

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300 women in Hollywood launch initiative to fight sexual harassment of all women

Looking for signs of hope in 2018? 300 Hollywood women just launched Times Up, a massive, multi-pronged initiative to fight systemic sexual harassment — including a $13 million legal defense fund designed to support working-class women like janitors, restaurant workers, nurses, and farmworkers who don’t have the resources famous women do to speak up. 

Looking for signs of hope in 2018? 300 Hollywood women just launched Times Up, a massive, multi-pronged initiative to fight systemic sexual harassment — including a $13 million legal defense fund designed to ...

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Friday Feminist Fuck You: Trump Wants to Let Bosses Steal Workers’ Tips

The Trump Administration is getting into the holiday spirit by pushing a new regulation that would let restaurant owners steal workers’ tips, taking an estimated $5.8 billion out of minimum wage workers’ pockets.

The Trump Administration is getting into the holiday spirit by pushing a new regulation that would let restaurant owners steal workers’ tips, taking an estimated $5.8 billion out of minimum ...

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