What’s Current: Filipino domestic workers face abuse, murder, & ‘conditions of slavery’

Vanished women: The Filipino domestic workers who disappear behind closed doors.

“According to the United Nation’s International Labour Organisation, domestic workers are some of the most likely to face abuse and exploitation in their place of work… There are many cases, documented by human rights groups, in which women have been gang-raped, burned with oil, starved, mutilated with acid or literally worked to death. In the Gulf, the International Trade Union Confederation says that 2.4 million domestic workers are facing conditions of slavery.”

Why this child bride needs good grades. Child marriage is illegal in India, yet today nearly half of women aged 22-24 in India were already married by the time they were 18.

Blogger Purple Sage on becoming a lesbian.

Like American Apparel, Abercrombie and Fitch is struggling financially, and it turns out that creepy sexualized ads of teens groping each other didn’t work for them, either!

A 30 year long photo project documenting female friendship.

A 23-year-old woman wades through the horror of young male-entitlement that is Tinder.

“When Tinder matches occurred, these men stormed into our messages with all the social grace of Steve fucking Urkel but none of his endearing sincerity with appeals like, ‘Sexy dress. Hook up?’ They used the precious real estate of their bio to complain about women rather than entice them. They wore jerseys for teams that suck. They attempted to order women to their homes as if they were chicken fingers on Seamless. And almost every last goddamn one of them found their whiskey habit absolutely fascinating.”

Susan Cox

Susan Cox is a feminist writer and academic living in the United States. She teaches in Philosophy.