Her books “Nickel and Dimed” and “Bait and Switch” challenged conventional thinking about class, religion and the very idea of an American dream.
In her latest book, the 'Nickel and Dimed' author explains why she'll keep going to the gym but refuses to waste her final years in a doctor's office.
"It’s impossible to predict what Trump is going to do next."
No celebration of Women's History Month would be complete without acknowledging the extraordinary achievements of Charlotte Perkins Gilman. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, Gilman was the most important feminist thinker in the United States.
If the political pundits would look around, they would even discover a significant number of prominent U.S. democratic socialists at work in a variety of fields. These and many other democratic socialists, among them Bernie Sanders, have played an important role in American life.
It's the depression about being depressed -- the sense of being inferior and unworthy, of being doomed to feel hopeless forever -- that really is the worst. My hope is that we start to wake up to the power of emotions that can either help free us to become more humanly connected, or throw us into an isolated despair.
Seven dollars per day is not much. Forget buying a latte at Starbucks each morning. You would barely have enough money to eat afterwards. In fact, forget going out to eat. Period. The tip alone would eat up all of your daily allocation.
On Monday, Seattle struck a blow against rising inequality when its City Council unanimously adopted a citywide minimum wage of $15 an hour, the highest in the nation. This dramatic change in public policy is partly the result of changes brought about by last November's Seattle municipal elections. But it is also the consequence of years of activism in Seattle and around the country.