Classism

Photo credit: Emma Wondra Photography "I’m starting to worry that my friends are prettier than me."

What If My Friends Are Prettier Than Me?

From a young age, people (especially women) are constantly taught that we’re in competition with one another. Whether it’s our grades, our social Read...
Matt Joseph Diaz    |   07.8.16   |   SHARE
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Taystee sobs, kneeling on the ground, with a CO standing behind her. Image: Netflix.

Orange Is The New Black Is Trauma Porn Written For White People [spoilers]

It’s like the writers and producers sat around and said, “Let’s put all the most f*cked up recent cultural references in one season and be the most Read...
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With almost a decade of various kinds of activism under my belt, I am more than familiar with the important work that Planned Parenthood does.

I Visited Planned Parenthood For The First Time At Age 29

It had never occurred to me to visit [a Planned Parenthood].... And yet, in a culture where the rights and healthcare needs of people assigned female Read...
Denarii Monroe    |   06.30.16   |   SHARE
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There are definitely classist roots in here, but I still like Konmari. Image: Thinkstock.

This Sh*t Brings Me Joy: Konmari For Poor Folks

Getting rid of all of your stuff is all well and good if you are childfree, but if you have the fortune (or misfortune) to have children, they Read...
David Minerva Clover    |   05.17.16   |   SHARE
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Not all women are responding to Clinton’s message, because her vision of feminism does little to recognize the various and differing issues women face. Image: Glenn Fawcett/Wikipedia.

Hillary Clinton Tries to Grasp 'Intersectionality' to Understand the Mix of Race, Gender and Class — Does She Get It?

When Clinton dismisses her women critics as merely whiny, she also dismisses their concerns, and exemplifies the exact single-issue mainstream Read...
Kali Holloway of AlterNet    |   05.10.16   |   SHARE
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Does support from women of color exculpate Clinton from charges of being a white feminist? The short answer: No.

Having Support From Women Of Color Doesn't Make Hillary An Intersectional Feminist

"White feminism” is defined by intersectional feminists as a brand of activism that exclusively uplifts well-to-do white women, while ignoring every Read...
Kylie Cheung    |   04.18.16   |   SHARE
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My thin bank account cannot accommodate your spendy eating ways, and I know I’m not alone.

Check Your Food Privilege

The truthiest truth, though, is food is expensive. It costs a pretty penny to feed yourself well, with conviction, ethical sourcing, and quality Read...
Carrie Saum    |   03.31.16   |   SHARE
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The Real Problem With Starbucks' Race Together Program? Classism 

Talking about race can get you into a lot of trouble . . . especially if you don't have a lot of class power or status. Read...
Noah Berlatsky    |   03.20.15   |   SHARE
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