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Stories written by Barbara Ehrenreich

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Not so pretty in pink: How once-powerful sisterhood became a droopy ribbon

By Barbara Ehrenreich

Published: 12/9/2009

Types: News, Race & Prejudice

Has feminism been replaced by the pink-ribbon breast cancer cult? When the House of Representatives passed the Stupak amendment, which would take abortion rights away even from women who have private insurance, the female response ranged from muted to inaudible. A few weeks later, when the United S...[MORE]

Class ceiling: Can feminism survive?

By Barbara Ehrenreich

Published: 12/15/1999

Types: Cover Story

Here's a scene from feminist ancient history: It's 1972 and about 20 of us are gathered in somebody's living room for our weekly "women's support group" meeting. We're all associated, in one way or another, with a small public college catering ...[MORE]

Make the ad guys pay: They're battling for your brain. Why not make some cash off them?

By Barbara Ehrenreich

Published: 8/18/1999

Types: Culture, Media

Do you feel unloved and unnoticed, like a single, tiny, worthless atom in the ever-expanding gas that is mass society? Well, you are right to feel that way. No one – outside of perhaps six people, most of whom are faking – cares in the least abou...[MORE]

Gore: Better, not best

By Barbara Ehrenreich

Published: 8/30/2000

Types: News

It must be some playful new postmodernist form of politics: First you spend years ranting about the plutocracy that has supplanted American democracy and is rapidly devouring the planet. You complain about the growing numbers of Americans who can’t afford health care or housing; you rant about the...[MORE]