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.
This insistence that laboring people would be harmed by having the wages they demand is not just incorrect, it is paternalistic and condescending.
Economic forces, rather than technological ones, are changing the way young people pursue relationships.
Even men ostensibly committed to gender equality in the workplace often feel threatened by female bosses and act accordingly, according to the latest research.
Reporters should go easy on the sanctimony and fear mongering as they frame articles on pregnancy and childrearing.
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 we are suffering, sometimes the best friends and the most confessional discussions can be found online.
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.