glass ceilings

editor’s note

The term “glass ceiling” refers to the income gap between men and women, touted by white feminists with the following statistic: women make 77¢ for every $1 a man makes. However, it is not that simple. The disparity becomes starker when one considers race and ethnicity. According to a study published in July 2016 by the Pew Research Center, for every dollar a white male worker makes, black women make 65¢, Hispanic and Latina women make 58¢, white women make 82¢, and Asian women make 87¢. These statistics show that the problem has to do with more than just gender.

Glass […]

editor’s note2017-11-28T18:14:19+00:00

Frozen Conventional Blueberries

By Matthew Dischner

I punched a box today,
a three dimensional rectangular prism
made of cardboard and containing blueberries,
twenty-four packages of frozen conventional blueberries
to be exact,
one of ten that arrived this morning
and will arrive every morning,
ad nauseam, until people decide
blueberries in their smoothies
are no longer desirable.

I punched a box today and I’m not sure why.
Maybe to get revenge against the 60 pound case of rice
that fell on my foot seconds earlier.
Maybe because I enjoy the feeling
of cardboard yielding to a gloved fist
(there’s enough resistance to feel like
you’re not just ripping paper).
Maybe to vent frustration
at the endless retail Samsara hell
of stocking and warehousing
and re-stocking […]

Frozen Conventional Blueberries2017-12-15T20:24:59+00:00

Nostalgie II

Nostalgie II

By Tom Pazderka
Oil, charcoal and ashes on burned panel

 


Tom Pazderka is an installation artist, painter, sculptor, teacher, and writer.  He holds an MFA from the University of California Santa Barbara where he was a Regents Fellow and is currently the Artist in Residence for the 2016/2017 academic year. He is a lecturer of art at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, California. Pazderka’s works have been exhibited at the AD&A Museum in Santa Barbara, California, the Asheville Art Museum in North Carolina, Parasol Projects in NYC, and Trafo Gallery in Prague.

Nostalgie II2017-12-15T20:31:56+00:00

Diminution, 185

Diminution, 185
By Sara Fields
Photography


Sara Fields is an artist and educator from Austin, Texas. She recently received her Masters of Fine Arts in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Her work has been exhibited across the United States and she is currently represented by Photo Méthode Gallery.

Diminution, 1852017-12-15T20:31:58+00:00

No Stealing

No Stealing
By Shelby Poor
Format ink jet print.

Shelby Poor was born and raised in the working-class neighborhoods of Tulsa, Oklahoma.  She received her BFA in photography from the University of Tulsa in 2016 and is currently pursuing an MFA in photography at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California. Her upbringing within the working-class community greatly influenced her artistic practice, in which both class and domesticity are major themes. She currently lives near Los Angeles, California and continues to explore these themes through photography.

No Stealing2017-12-15T20:32:04+00:00

Mother and Daughter

Mother and Daughter

By Gal Cohen
Oil on woods, 90×120 cm


Gal Cohen, a visual artist, lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Born and raised in Israel (1986). Cohen is currently working on an MFA at the Parsons School of Design at The New School. Her main mediums are painting, drawing, and installation. Over the last few years, after graduating with a BFA in Fine Arts from Bezalel Academy of Art&Design, Jerusalem, she has studied gender studies at Tel-Aviv University, exhibited and showed her art in many exhibitions and art projects, took part in artist residencies, and curated various exhibitions.

Mother and Daughter2017-12-15T20:34:29+00:00

The Legacy of the Female Factory

By Sharon Willdin

The Nurse’s Home, situated at the rear of Parramatta Hospital, stands four levels high against the banks of the river. The Registrar leads me up the stairs to the second floor and down a polished concrete corridor, full of unoccupied rooms.

“This is the lounge.” It smells of cigarette smoke, has two musty lounges, a coffee table and a box TV.

“The kitchen,” she waves her hand. “There’s tea, coffee, milk, SAOs and vegemite. Anything else you want you’ll need to buy it yourself.”

“The toilets.” There is a row of cubicles with showers at the end.

A cockroach runs out.

I step […]

The Legacy of the Female Factory2017-12-15T20:27:07+00:00

Self Portrait with a Black Eye

 

Self Portrait With A Black Eye
By Gal Cohen
Oil on wood, 30×40 cm

Music from – “Guts Over Fear” – Eminem ft. Sia

Gal Cohen, a visual artist, lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Born and raised in Israel (1986). Cohen is currently working on an MFA at the Parsons School of Design at The New School. Her main mediums are painting, drawing, and installation. Over the last few years, after graduating with a BFA in Fine Arts from Bezalel Academy of Art&Design, Jerusalem, she has studied gender studies at Tel-Aviv University, exhibited and showed her art in many exhibitions […]

Self Portrait with a Black Eye2017-12-15T20:32:10+00:00

Dear FAA

By Hannah Star Rogers

Dear FAA,

This possibility really never occurred to me. I knew it
could happen, but I assumed I would be at home.
I pictured my own comforter, my own ringed tub.
Certainly I thought I could stretch out. The woman
on the plane beside me works for you. She’s a wildlife
biologist and she takes away all the food birds might like
around airports so your flocks don’t encounter their flocks.
She grew up in Brussels but met an American professor
on sabbatical. She’s asleep now, with her blond dreadlock-beads
clicking against the window. She already told me how
she is glad she didn’t have children because it […]

Dear FAA2017-12-15T20:25:10+00:00

Liberal Motherhood: Abortion Rights, Race, and Individual Sovereignty

By Hayley Wagner

No longer can abortion simply be talked about in terms of individual choice and morality—in a country where access varies from easy to impossible and where structural violence pervades society, the terms of this issue must be expanded. The highly controversial issue of abortion has become stigmatized as a kind of eternal, polarizing debate in which “Pro-Life” and “Pro-Choice” are continually at odds with no solution in sight.  Especially in the last few years, varied access to and increased legislative targeting of abortion clinics in the United States has added a new facet to the debate.  The decision […]

Liberal Motherhood: Abortion Rights, Race, and Individual Sovereignty2017-12-15T20:32:54+00:00