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Jess Martin is a public relations professional, an aspiring writer, and an assistant editor at Feminist Current. She prefers to write about feminist topics, disability, or environmental issues, but could be persuaded to broaden her horizons in exchange for payment and/or food.

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  • lk

    That Ambrosia Company sounds awful….One of the founders says: “To come to Cambodia… it’s not about paying women less. It’s about attracting more supply at a similar price.”

    Absolute nonsense. Companies go where the labor is cheapest to increase profits for a few people (their shareholders/CEO’s). This is nothing more than exploitation marketing itself as opportunity.

    On the company website, it says: “In addition to the health benefits we provide our donors, we are committed to empowering them for the long term.”

    First, I find it weird that they call these women donors..no they are workers, laborers, employees. Second, how does this empower them for the long-term? It sounds like this job just gives you a temporary influx of money, but does nothing to ease the poverty of these women long term.

    The company pays 64 cents per ounce of milk, the women pump 12 ounces per day. That works out to $7.68 per day. Let’s assume the women work 7 days per week for a full 6 month contract..that works out to $1,382. I’m not seeing how an extra $1400 is going to help these women escape poverty long term.

    I’d also be curious to know how much money the company founders are making, I’m willing to bet its a hell of a lot more than 8 bucks per day!

    The company website: https://ambrosiamilk.com/our-donors/

  • JingFei

    San Junipero ;_;.. Omg. SO good. Such a brilliant episode.

    • M. Zoidberg

      I know! If you watch only one episode, let it be that one! Gugu and Mack in those 80’s wedding dresses? Roar!

  • ChoderlosdeLaclos

    In the story about the ski coach you notice that the defence is trying to make it seem as though it is a consensual ‘relationship’ by showing something she signed thanking him.

    Quote:”The photo is signed, “To my coach and accomplice, thank you for
    everything.” Included in the signature are three marks that symbolize
    kisses.”

    It really is as though there are no laws. She could not consent, since the thing was signed when she was 15, and the alleged ‘relationship’ started when she was 12 (not to mention the fact that he is in a position of power), but still, the court allows this kind of questioning.