A piece came across my Twitter feed a few weeks ago about an American doctor who died earlier this year. Rebecca Greenfield wrote describing the pay discrimination her mother experienced, the retaliation she suffered when she protested, and the enormous personal cost of the years she spent fighting the injustice.
Media Circus: Liars and TPP and Conflicts Of Interest, Oh My
At this rate every single Abbott government minister is going to get a lump of coal in their Santa stocking.
What news story/commentary/analysis has grabbed your attention lately?
Bertolt Brecht: Questions from A Worker Who Reads
Who built Thebes of the seven gates?
In the books you will find the name of kings.
Did the kings haul up the lumps of rock?
The 85 Richest people own the same wealth as the 3.5 billion poorest people…
BFTP: Who moved that apostrophe?
How did a day that grew from West Virginian Mothers’ Work Days from 1858 onwards (where mothers worked together to improve their community), and Mothers’ Friendship Days from 1865 (to promote harmony between former opponents in the Civil War), become what we celebrate now as Mother’s Day?
See the difference that apostrophe position makes?
Signal Boost: Kickstarter for documentary on violation of workers’ rights in strip clubs
This feature documentary is about the choices that three San Francisco strippers, Lola, Daisy, and Mariko, make as their workplaces engage in illegal labor practices. Strip clubs refuse to pay strippers even minimum wages & actually charge them for the privilege to work.
RIP Hazel Dickens
People with strength and conviction are a rare breed and the battles they fight benefit us all.
QFT: why we all need unions, and protests
instead of getting angry that public sector employees are actually being treated decently, let’s ask private sector employers why they refuse to show their employees the same respect
Because an injured sex worker is just hilarious
UPDATE: OK, it looks like I misheard this one. The story wasn’t about a sex worker at all, it was about a public servant seeking worker’s compensation for an injury sustained during a sexual encounter at a work-related conference. This does put a different perspective on the joke and the reaction.
Femmostroppo Reader October 31, 2010
Items of interest found recently in my RSS feed-reader. What did I miss? Please share what you've been reading (and writing!) in the comments.
Who moved that apostrophe?
I’m a week late, I know, but Helen’s Mother’s Day piece got me thinking. How did a day that grew from West Virginian Mothers’ Work Days from 1858 onwards (where mothers worked together to improve their community), and Mothers’ Friendship… Read More ›