Capitalism

L'Oreal, Munroe Bergdorf & The Problematic Relationship Between The Beauty Industry & 'Diversity'

L’Oreal, however, was not on Bergdorf's side, and fired her from a campaign that was supposed to celebrate diversity. (Image Credit: Instagram/munroebergdorf)

Companies — like, say, L'Oreal — wouldn’t just use the broad, vague, abstract concept of diversity (by hiring Munroe Bergdorf) to lure in customers... would they? But you have to remember — companies are about money-making first and foremost. Sometimes, they’re not really about much else.

If you like this article, please share it! Your clicks keep us alive!

Dove Just Launched Its Most Ridiculous Body Positive Cash Grab Yet

Just — no. Absolutely not.

Yeah, no. No one wants their bottle of body wash to look like their actual body.

If you like this article, please share it! Your clicks keep us alive!

Walmart Buys ModCloth; My Heart Breaks Into A Trillion Tiny Capitalist Pieces

ModCloth + Walmart = SADS

It's sort of hypocritical for me to be pissed at Walmart, but I swore off fast fashion at the beginning of the year, and I haven't even bought one t-shirt at Target so I'm basically a philanthropist now.

If you like this article, please share it! Your clicks keep us alive!

Your Obsession With Travel Sure Feels Classist To Me

When you hold travel up on some kind of pedestal, you sound classist as hell. Image: Joshua Earle/Unsplash.

I don’t get out much — and it’s not because I don’t have a sense of adventure or don’t care about learning about the larger world: It’s because I’m broke.

If you like this article, please share it! Your clicks keep us alive!

6 Tips For Raising Kids Who Care About More Than What's Under The Tree

They are never too young to understand just how much stuff they have, and how little stuff other people have.

Capitalism is too real. God dang Americans are greedy. And so are our kids. We eat, sleep and breathe capitalism, and maybe some folks will argue that’s the American dream or whatever. We've earned the right (and the cash) to be as greedy as we’d like. But I’m kind of a socialist, and I really loathe rotten kids who cry when they don’t get a toy, alas here we are. If you’re like me, this article is for you

If you like this article, please share it! Your clicks keep us alive!

How Do You Navigate Mental Illness When You're Working-Class?

"Being unable to work for a day because of depression can threaten my financial stability, as I have no nest egg to fall back on." Image: Thinkstock

Taking care of your mental health is expensive. What happens when you don’t have the means to seek the help you need?

If you like this article, please share it! Your clicks keep us alive!

21 Life Lessons I Want To Share With My Daughter On Her 21st Birthday

Listen more than you talk. This is going to be hard for you, because you are my child and my mouth runs like a duck’s ass. Image: author.

Her birth turned my life upside down in the very best way a tiny human can; and through her, I’ve learned some of the most profound life lessons.
By “profound lessons,” I mean, “I have fucked up a lot of times.”

If you like this article, please share it! Your clicks keep us alive!

How An Exploding Tooth Made Me Confront My Own Classism

Teeth are inseparable from class in this country. Image: Thinkstock.

Teeth are inseparable from class in this country. I have gotten by in life largely by being able to “pass” as middle class, by being white and articulate and confident. People meet me and assume that I must have gone to college. Middle class people talk to me like I’m their peer. But I am not their peer. I will never be their peer.

If you like this article, please share it! Your clicks keep us alive!

6 Things All Parents Want Their Childfree Friends To Understand

We’re still the same people we always were. Image: Thinkstock.

Yes, a lot of parents are assholes. But you know what? A lot of people are assholes; some of them happen to have kids, some don’t. I can’t speak for all parents, and I wouldn’t want to try. But speaking as one particular person with kids, here’s what I wish my childfree friends would understand…

If you like this article, please share it! Your clicks keep us alive!

When None Of Your Feminist Friends Want Kids

Children make me giddy, whether I’m on the subway or in the park. Image: Adrianna Calvo/Pexels.

Most of my friends are my age or slightly older and yet virtually none of them want children… ever. They argue that women deserve respect and autonomy over their bodies. I passionately agree. A few of these friends are, like me, engaged or married, but even they don’t want kids. One of my engaged friends says she and her fiancé may want to adopt children later in life, after they’ve had the chance to travel extensively.

If you like this article, please share it! Your clicks keep us alive!