Alana Massey writes about culture, technology, identity, and relationships in both personal and reported work. Her stories have appeared on NPR, the Guardian, Matter, the New Republic, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, and more. Her essay collection, All the Lives I Want, is forthcoming from Grand Central Publishing.
The Lame, Classist Argument Against Raising the Minimum Wage
This insistence that laboring people would be harmed by having the wages they demand is not just incorrect, it is paternalistic and condescending.
'Vanity Fair' Doesn’t Understand What's Going on With Dating or Tinder
Economic forces, rather than technological ones, are changing the way young people pursue relationships.
How Men’s Emotions Are Preventing Gender Equality at Work
Even men ostensibly committed to gender equality in the workplace often feel threatened by female bosses and act accordingly, according to the latest research.
When the Press Puts Private Decisions About Pregnancy and Parenting Up for Public Debate, Women Lose
Reporters should go easy on the sanctimony and fear mongering as they frame articles on pregnancy and childrearing.
Why Most Men Think They're Over-Working as Parents When, Quantitatively, This Isn't True
Men constantly over-estimate their performance in the areas of household work and childcare (and just about everything else too) because society congratulates them for doing these things at all.
When Online Friendships Are More Honest Than Offline Ones
When we are suffering, sometimes the best friends and the most confessional discussions can be found online.
Transforming White People Is Not the Job of Minority Students
It is time for universities to acknowledge their students of color as more than potential learning tools and diversity statistics for white students and brochures to brag about.