Of 25 Connecticut Nail Salons Inspected, 23 Were Shut Down Over Wage Violations

While Gov. Cuomo has brought about significant changes in New York following the New York Times “Unvarnished” series on nail salon worker exploitation, including a push for new legislation, an inspection task force, and a public education campaign requiring salons to post a “manicurist’s bill of rights,” nail salons… »8/18/15 12:05pm8/18/15 12:05pm


In Hot Girls Wanted, Porn Isn't 'Ruining' Women. Exploitative Labor Is.

Hot Girls Wanted, the newish documentary produced by actress Rashida Jones, is making headlines and earning some rave reviews—as well as getting panned by people in the adult industry and advocates for sex workers—for its depiction of one tiny sliver of the wide world of porn, a fly-by-night talent agency called… »6/12/15 11:50am6/12/15 11:50am

Terry Richardson's full letter denying the sexual harassment claims against him is now online, both

Terry Richardson's full letter denying the sexual harassment claims against him is now online, both at Page Six and on the Huffington Post under his byline. In the letter, Richardson doesn't actually say exactly what he's been accused of, but he does compare the sexual imagery in his work to that of Robert… »3/14/14 1:15pm3/14/14 1:15pm

Reporter Describes Finding Underage Garment Workers in Bangladesh

The recent series of disasters in Bangladeshi garment factories over the past several years perhaps got its most alarming and high-profile installment last November when a factory fire at Tazreen Fashions Ltd. — a supplier for Wal-Mart — killed 124 workers and left many observers dazed at the casual supply-chain evils… »10/19/13 12:30pm10/19/13 12:30pm

Tunisian Minister Warns of Women Going to Syria on a ‘Sex Jihad’

The ongoing civil war in Syria is being felt beyond the Syrian borders. In neighboring countries like Iraq, Syrian fighting can be felt most acutely in the strain of hosting thousands of refugees. In Israel, the threat of a broader conflict transcending Syria’s borders looms large. Syrian conflict, however, isn’t… »9/22/13 1:30pm9/22/13 1:30pm

Exploitative DJ Turns His Poor Dog into a Record-Spinning Puppet

It seems pretty clear from this animal's deflated expression that spinning is pretty low on its list of favorite things to do, maybe right above "be dressed up in sports jerseys by master" and "vacuum cleaner wrestling." The DJ looks to have his fingers firmly in his dog's armpit, so all the poor thing is really… »2/12/12 3:45pm2/12/12 3:45pm