Ali Wong and the Anthem of the Lazy

I’m something of a feminist and so when I saw that Ali Wong’s stand up special on Netflix openly declared she was going to explain why feminism was “terrible”, I eye-rolled. Someone who has to make a big deal out of general ideological statements in their stand up special would probably come off to me…

Gender Roles at Work

I picked up this pamphlet at the Boston (A) Book Fair, thinking it would involve people talking about gender roles and what they mean to them personally. That seemed really interesting to me! …Sadly that wasn’t the case. Instead, this essay by Corrine Monet (sorry, but I couldn’t find it online!) touches on a related…

Our Lives vs. Liberal Feminism

We’ve discussed feminism a few times now (see here and here) and in keeping with that theme let’s talk about a particular troublesome branch of feminism. The liberal (or mainstream) forms of feminism. To take a popular version of a liberal feminist argument involving work: we should lean in to work instead of kicking back.…

The Mother of all Work

Here on Abolish Work I try to focus on as many intersecting issues with work as possible. One of those issues has been play, another has been time poverty and still another has been excessive work hours in the US. Another obvious offshoot of all of these intersections is the way that work affects women.…