Past Appearances & Events

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Hit Factory: Reality Bites

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.

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Work Won’t Love You Back on the Solo Collective

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 […]

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‘Lost in Work’ with The World Transformed

I’m hosting a talk withAmelia Horgan, Lois McCallum, Tam Wilson  for a launch event to mark the release of Amelia’s book ‘Lost in Work’, the latest book in the Outspoken by Pluto series, published by Pluto Press.

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Feminism for the 99 Percent at Upstream Podcast

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?