When American Waitresses Were Labeled ‘Women of Ill Repute’

WHEN NELL RETURNED TO THE breakroom, her waitress’ apron was full of money. Her coworkers, spotting the dollar bills, laughed. “Them ain’t tips,” said one waitress. “Them is dates, ain’t they, Nell?” Nell displayed the cash to her friends. “Sure,” she said. “Be thankful for a dollar in these hard times!” Nell wasn’t the only waitressContinue reading “When American Waitresses Were Labeled ‘Women of Ill Repute’”

Australia’s Growing Camel Meat Trade Reveals a Hidden History of Early Muslim Migrants

THERE IS A CAMEL IN Hanifa Deen’s kitchen. He looks down at her as she cooks, eyes proud yet warm, delicately flared snout smelling dinner. While the creature is merely an image on a poster, Deen, who has written several books on Islam in Australia, regards him affectionately. Read more at Atlas Obscura. Photo: National MuseumContinue reading “Australia’s Growing Camel Meat Trade Reveals a Hidden History of Early Muslim Migrants”

Experiencing Imposter Syndrome? That’s Probably Because You’re an Imposter

That we are the captains of our professional destinies is a lie Western capitalism tells us to prevent the poor from burning the entire system to the ground. You are not the captain of your destiny. It’s possible you’re the rare person who took over your destiny through a thrilling yet bloody mutiny. But successfulContinue reading “Experiencing Imposter Syndrome? That’s Probably Because You’re an Imposter”

Tech Workers Revolutionary Roundup

Happy Prime Day, everybody!  That’s right: on July 16, the world witnessed a half-priced online commerce holiday, as Amazon slashed rates so online shoppers could know, in concrete terms, how little the company values/pays its workers. While some of the world was shopping, many were resisting, as Amazon warehouse workers went on strike against lowContinue reading “Tech Workers Revolutionary Roundup”