Our recent investigations into the legislative roots of cultural misogyny – and the history of women’s rights struggles to right them – have been very revealing. But there are modern repercussions, too, and today’s strip launches a new year-long look at contemporary gender and economic justice around the world. A collaboration with labor reporter Sarah Jaffe, comics artist Delia Jean and Anne Elizabeth Moore, “Being of Service” explains what’s behind the nationwide food service worker protests.
As always, you can catch all the previous strips here. If you’re nearby, come see our exhibition “SEX. MONEY. RACE. GENDER. The Ladydrawers (of Chicago, Ill.) at the A+D Gallery.” And on July 18th, Sarah Jaffe and Delia Jean will copresent a free workshop for food-service workers in the gallery. We’d love to see you there!
Briefly, we wanted to update you on where Truthout stands this month.
To be brutally honest, Truthout is behind on our fundraising goals for the year. There are a lot of reasons why. We’re dealing with broad trends in our industry, trends that have led publications like Vice, BuzzFeed, and National Geographic to make painful cuts. Everyone is feeling the squeeze of inflation. And despite its lasting importance, news readership is declining.
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