I joined WNYC’s United States of Anxiety for a Labor Day show talking about our relationships with work.
I joined Sarah Faith Gottesdiener on the Moonbeaming podcast to talk about Work Won’t Love You Back.
I joined Samantha Clarke on the Love It Or Leave It podcast to talk about Work Won’t Love You Back.
In the last 18 months, we have seen a re-evaluation of our relationships to work. With more time at home and less time commuting, we’ve been able to think about what we want out of the work-life balance. Sarah Jaffe, author of Work Won’t Love You Back, has been thinking and talking about this relationship […]
I joined the Hit Factory podcast–a show about the movies of the 90s and what they teach us about neoliberalism–to talk about a classic 90s flick and one of my favorites: Reality Bites. I suggested this topic because it is, of course, a film about work and what work means to our personal lives and thus very relevant to Work Won’t Love You Back, but on a re-watch I found it an even thicker and more rewarding text to dig into.
I joined the Upstream podcast to talk about Work Won’t Love You Back.
Grace Jackson, from “Literary Hangover,” talks with Sarah Jaffe, author of “Work Won’t Love You Back.”
I was one of the guests on Upstream Podcast’s episode on Feminism for the 99 Percent.
There are many ways women across the world have been disproportionately impacted by COVID. The pandemic has simultaneously increased the demand for unpaid labor from women, including childcare and homeschooling, while decimating industries like retail, leisure, hospitality, education and entertainment which are their main employers. So many of the jobs lost during the pandemic were held by women, that the resulting economic recession has been called a “shecession” — or even an example of “disaster patriarchy.”
But our current economic system has always had a history of harming women disproportionately — in fact, in many ways, COVID has simply revealed and exacerbated already existing inequalities. But where there is a crisis, there is also opportunity. And in this space, some are asking what a feminst response to COVID could look like?
Discussing everything from the history of work under capitalism, to social reproduction and the trade union movement, our panel are:
Amelia Horgan, author of Lost in Work: Escaping Capitalism; Sarah Jaffe, a reporting fellow at Type Media Center and the author of Work Won’t Love You Back; and Orlando Lazar, a political theorist and college lecturer at the University of Oxford, whose research focuses on power and domination at work.