Labor

Feminist Consciousness: Race and Class

By Amanda Martins, from Brazil Among the most controversial topics in feminism are the race and class questions, which have motivated many women to develop new theories that encompass multiple realities taking into account region, race, economy and sexuality. Meanwhile…

Birth Strike: A Review

Birth Strike, The Hidden Fight Over Women’s Work by Jenny Brown   Reviewed by Colette Price When a woman gives birth, she goes into labor, it’s work, usually hard work. At the end she delivers the product, a baby. It’s…

Birth Regret: A Mother’s Day Truthtelling

  A Consciousness-Raising Discussion about Motherhood and Birth Regret The public is often harangued with stories of supposed “abortion regret”. A recent on-line discussion resulted with its opposite: birth regret. Women discuss their often mixed feelings about having given birth —…

A Call for Women to Pledge to Strike

Below is a news release from National Women’s Liberation calling for a women’s strike against “all work, both paid and unpaid,” during the presidential inauguration weekend in January. They are setting a target of 20,000 strike pledges before making the…

Responses to the Election

Thoughts the Morning After by Sinead •  Random, angry thoughts. Yesterday and today were write-offs as far as work is concerned. •  Trump was the FUCK THOSE GUYS candidate. The Democrats were stupid and irresponsible to run an Establishment candidate whose…

Some Random Labor Day Missives

“The Group-Made Man” [and Woman] In the late 19th century, when the ideology of “the self-made man” was sweeping the United States, propagated by the dime novels of Horatio Alger and the “rags-to-riches” biographies of the likes of Andrew Carnegie,…

Left Behind

by Carol Hanisch Over at Jacobin, Irish activist Bernadette Devlin, who brought the movement slogan, “Dare to Struggle—Dare to Win” to the U.S, is interviewed about what is known as “the peace process” in Ireland and its aftermath today. One…