What's the Common Denominator Among Sexual Harassers? Too Often, It's Money

What's the Common Denominator Among Sexual Harassers? Too Often, It's Money

Alissa Quart

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Co-published with The GuardianThe greater the imbalance of income and power, the more opportunity there is to take advantage. As a result, many women feel trapped by their abusers.

If You're in the Fight, Get Ready to Do the Work

If You're in the Fight, Get Ready to Do the Work

Melissa Chadburn

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Co-published with DAME MagazineActivists like undocumented worker Sandra Henriquez have put their lives on the line to protest injustice. Under a Trump administration, progressives might want to follow their lead.

 

For Those In Foster Care, ‘The Time Of The Readiness’ Is Charged

For Those In Foster Care, ‘The Time Of The Readiness’ Is Charged

Melissa Chadburn

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Co-published with The Establishment. After being heavily governed your whole life—told when to eat, when to sleep, when to come home—you’re suddenly set free to make your own choices. There is no other stop after foster care if you screw up—except for the emergency homeless shelter.

How Septic Tanks May Imperil this Florida Ecosystem

How Septic Tanks May Imperil this Florida Ecosystem

Lisa Desai and Yasmeen Qureshi

MULTIMEDIA | NEWS

Co-published with PBS NewsHour with additional support from the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting. In Florida, one of the nation’s largest waterways is in danger as septic tanks are disrupting the fragile ecosystem of the state’s Indian River Lagoon.

The Case for More Female Cops

The Case for More Female Cops

Sarah Smarsh

FEATURE | ESSAY

Co-published with Longreads. Nearly nine out of ten cops are men. Sarah Smarsh discusses the police force’s gender problem and a Wichita woman’s efforts inside the criminal justice system that failed her.

The Class Politics of Decluttering

The Class Politics of Decluttering

Stephanie Land

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This story originally appeared in The New York Times with support from EHRP. Minimalism is a virtue only when it’s a choice...For people who are not so well off, the idea of opting to have even less is not really an option.

Zen and the Art of Uber Driving

Zen and the Art of Uber Driving

John Koopman

NEWS | ESSAY

Co-published with Fast Company's Co.Exist with additional support from Capital & Main. I used to write for a newspaper. Now I'm an Uber driver: "Thanks to Uber, I am not poor. I am just ... nobody."

How Gentrification Puts Creative Urbanites in a Bind

How Gentrification Puts Creative Urbanites in a Bind

Laura Kiesel

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Co-published with AlterNet. For the creative class, living in the cities that advance their aspirations means accepting a Faustian bargain.

Mississippi’s Last Abortion Clinic, Captured in Photos

Mississippi’s Last Abortion Clinic, Captured in Photos

Published by The Cut. Maisie Crow's Jackson tells the story of the lack of abortion access in Mississippi, revisiting the only remaining clinic in the state which was the focus of her Emmy-nominated film The Last Clinic. Produced by Alissa Quart and Barbara Ehrenreich of EHRP.

The Darkness in Burns, Oregon

The Darkness in Burns, Oregon

Donnell Alexander

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Co-published with Rolling Stone. I visited the area in Oregon where armed white militants took over a wildlife refuge, and I felt like a sitting black duck.