What It's Like to Build a Hospital in a Warzone
An engineer in war-torn South Sudan explains what its like to build medical infrastructure in a place so violent that the UN can't send in its own ground workers.
Domestic Workers Are Using WhatsApp to Organize and Escape Abuse
The hugely popular messaging service provides an unlikely lifeline for migrant women working as live-in maids and nannies.
The Women You Can Rent as Your BFF
Business is booming for Japan's rent-a-friend industry, where you can pay someone $50 an hour to pretend to be your friend. We talk to two women who provide the popular service.
Bobbie van der List
When Discussing Sex Discrimination, Don't Forget Pregnant Women
In the UK alone, up to 54,000 women lost their jobs in 2017 as a result of maternity discrimination. Why are workplaces failing new mothers?
What It's Like Running an Underfunded Domestic Violence Shelter
"We have to turn women away every day, which is like the worst feeling in the world.”
These Women Make A Living By Singing at People's Funerals
Singing at her grandmother's funeral inspired Penelope Shipley to start a business and do the same for other people's families. “The idea has always been to help people," she says.
For Domestic Workers, Sexual Harassment Can Feel Totally Inescapable
Most domestic workers work alone as nannies, house cleaners, or in-home healthcare workers—leaving them particularly vulnerable to harassment, and with few options for recourse or protection.
My First Job Was Behind the Camera on a Phone-Sex TV Channel
Manning the cameras at a 24-hour softcore porn channel, I got a firsthand look at the company's battle against arbitrary censorship laws, and the performers' struggle to express themselves in a job with a strict, sex-robot procedure.
Women Share Their Stories of Sexual Harassment and Sexism in Parliament
"He would get drunk and lunge at me."
Bikini Baristas Are Suing for Their Right to Sell Coffee in a Thong
Authorities in Everett, Washington state are trying to stop women from serving lattes in their panties—but people are fighting back in court.
The Former Sex Workers Trying to Wipe Their Criminal Records Clean
For the thousands of British sex workers with a permanent criminal conviction, finding and keeping a new job isn't just difficult—it's nearly impossible.
Amazon Allowed Horrific Abuse Against Trans Woman, Lawsuit Alleges
"My husband Dane and I were devoted to our jobs. In return, we were treated atrociously by our co-workers and our bosses, simply because I am a woman."
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