A new study warns that when Americans eat out, they feed into an industry fueled by exploitation and rampant discrimination against women. The report details the restaurant industry’s secret recipe for fattening profits: low wages, harsh working conditions, erratic hours and multiple racial and gender barriers to job advancement.
Author: Michelle Chen
Midwives Fight for The Right to Deliver
As if politicians weren’t busy enough attacking abortion rights and access to contraception, there’s another reproductive choice that’s under threat from conservative lawmakers: the right to choose where your baby […]
Economic Recovery? Not So Much for Women
The latest employment figures place the economic “recovery” firmly on the Y chromosome. According to the National Women’s Law Center, the unemployment crisis declined for men in 2010–but grew for […]
Cold Cases: Murder in L.A. and the Value of Black Life
Are some murders worse than others? How could a killer vanish into a racial blind spot in the public imagination? The LA Times has looked back at scores of murders […]