“You have the right to be recognized in your communities.” If you’re a queer, working class woman, you’re living at the intersections of many forms of oppression. Here’s a a powerful reclamation of the rights you deserve.
“Being taken seriously meant looking the part of a well-off person.” We’re taught that wealthy people are more deserving of respect – are any of these ideas about class and “looking rich” familiar to you?
Do you know why people are so angry about the Panama Papers? The biggest leak in history reveals some sketchy – and illegal – behavior of politicians and rich people around the world – and here’s why we need to do something about it.
Do you believe any of the common myths perpetuating the stigma on poor people? Too many feminists forget about class in their activism – and here’s why we’ve got to stop the stigma, for everyone.
“Trickle-down” economic policies are coming up again in this election season – but helping the rich get richer won’t do anything for the rest of us. These numbers speak volumes.
This is the scary truth of how our bail system works – and many people don’t know it until it’s too late for them.
“Why don’t you just get a job?” These are way too common – they’re even coming from presidential candidates right now. What else do you wish people would stop saying to disabled people on benefits?
Can you help save the world with a few dollars through “responsible consumerism” or charity? The idea that you can buy something for a “good cause” is everywhere – and here’s how it’s a dangerous distraction.
The one about undocumented immigrants “stealing our jobs” is just the start. Do you believe any of these common myths? Even feminists and other allies perpetuate them – and this author’s sharing why they must stop.
A lot of myths around raising the minimum wage say it’s bad for workers, the economy, and the average consumer. But those myths are just that – and these real facts prove them wrong.