I'm a magazine editor and I can tell you that this article happened because New York, like most major general interest and city/regional magazines, is edited by the same crew of witty white guys who have always run magazines. They are chasing buzz (especially now) and confuse their own biases and blind spots for… Read more
Um, people are frightened and think they won't be believed. They also often have a limited grasp of English and have no way to get home and sometimes no work visa when their agency dumps them (they are also housed by the agencies sometimes so they'd be defacto homeless). If they can't reliably stay there exactly how… Read more
Reminds me of Sol Lewitt!
Hi! I'm actually a landlord and those 3 marks on the bathroom vanity look just like what happens at our college student apartments when they place their hot curling iron or hot straightening iron directly on the vanity and leave it for a bit. It will actually burn it (the vanity tops are fairly cheap). There's no way… Read more
Oh, Jenna, this was just what I needed to read. I don't like to think that I need too much support from others, but after the backlash I have to admit that it's most welcome (from all the others of course, but especially from someone familiar to me). I am so sorry to hear you've gone through a difficult time. I can… Read more
Jezebel! Thank you so much for posting this, your support means a lot. While my essay was bleak, I also want to mention that it wasn't all doom and gloom — my agency in particular (and also my scout) weren't the best, and while I had the support system of my family and a secondary income in place, what surrounded me… Read more