jobs

discrimination

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."
Gabby Bess
8.10.17
sex work

Elderly Woman Who Tried To Save Man’s Life Convicted Of Running a Brothel

After one man collapsed at a brothel in England, a 70-year-old cleaner performed CPR and called for help. She was rewarded with a criminal record.
Sirin Kale
7.27.17
crime

What It's Really Like to Work with Rapists in Prison

Most people would run from the prospect of working with convicted sex offenders. But some women and rape survivors relish it as a way to reclaim power.
Sophie Brown
5.25.17
workers rights

Domestic Workers in Hong Kong Are Being Forced to Sleep in Cabinets, Report Says

"This 'cupboard' is my private bedroom," a worker explained. "I belong to the kitchen."
Gabby Bess
5.12.17
uk

'It's Exhausting': The Hidden Struggle of Working Women with Autism

Autistic women can go for years without diagnosis, and struggle at work as a result. One company is determined to do something about it.
Sophie Wilkinson
5.9.17
crime

Is This the Most Dangerous Place to Be a Female Journalist Right Now?

One reporter was strangled to death in her apartment; another was shot dead in her car. In Mexico, women in journalism face the constant threat of violence.
Andalusia Knoll Soloff
5.2.17
politics

Inside the Dubious Schools Training Filipina Women for Domestic Work Overseas

For working-class women in the Philippines, becoming a live-in domestic employee abroad is a chance to provide for themselves and their families. But they often face exploitation and debt from training centers, employment agencies, and the employers...
Justin Heifetz​​
4.10.17
uk

Almost Everyone Can Donate Blood—Except Sex Workers

If you've ever exchanged money for sexual services, you're barred from giving blood in the UK—forever. Sex workers explain why the ban is unjust.
Jasmine Andersson
3.27.17
politics

​A Female Truck Driver Responds to Viral Pictures of Trump Behind the Wheel

A haulage driver explains why she can move a 90-ton crane with ease, but wouldn't want Donald Trump anyway near her vehicle.
Sirin Kale
3.24.17
Weed

How My Love of Weed Could Have Lost Me My Job at the White House

Before she could become a top aide for President Obama, Alyssa Mastromonaco had a close call with the FBI.
Alyssa Mastromonaco
3.21.17
Work

Men More Likely to Discriminate Against People in Jobs If They 'Sound Gay'

According to new research, having a voice that's perceived as gay or lesbian could affect your ability to get hired—even though there's no such thing as a "gay" or "straight" voice.
Sirin Kale
3.21.17
Film

'I Was in Tears': What It's Really Like to Experience Hollywood Sexism

The Oscars may be more representative this year, but men still dominate 80 percent of non-acting nominations. Four women in the movie business tell us why industry prejudice remains so insidious.
Leila Hawkins
2.26.17