Sarah Jaffe
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    Sarah Jaffe is a Nation Institute fellow and an independent journalist covering labor, economic justice, social movements, politics, gender, and pop culture. She is the author of Necessary Trouble: America's New Radicals (Nation Books 2016). Her work has appeared in The Nation, Salon, the Week, the American Prospect, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, and many other publications. She is the co-host, with Michelle Chen, of Dissent magazine's Belabored podcast, as well as an editorial board member at Dissent and a columnist at New Labor Forum.

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Featured Work
  • Power Behind the Police
  • A St. Louis-area campaign highlights the networks of powerful individuals who have a vested interest in maintaining the status quo.

  • The World Cup Gender Pay Gap
  • The champions of the women's World Cup are awarded as much money as male players are for just showing up.

  • Exploiting Home-Care Workers
  • The labor department knows home care is a real job. But the courts dismantle every small victory, leaving employees overworked, underpaid, and continually fighting for their rights.

  • Glass Ceiling?
  • People who do the work that makes other work possible — child and home-care workers, most of them women — are joining the 4/15 fight for $15 an hour.

  • Why Feminism Needs Punk
  • There have been too few protests that embrace feminism’s confrontational side, even as disruptive protests for racial justice erupt across the country.

  • 'We Won't Pay'
  • Students in debt take on a for-profit college institution.