Exploitation

Art

Art Museums Need to Address Colonialist Theft—Not Diversity

The Museum of Modern Art will close this summer to include more works from artists of color. Activists say this does little to reconcile centuries of exploitation.
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
2.8.19
labor

How 'Slime Rancher' Made a Ton of Money And Stuck to 40-Hour Workweeks

That it's surprising a studio made this a priority tells you everything about the modern state of making video games.
Patrick Klepek
1.15.19
labor

A 90-Hour Work Week Is Believable Because Game Development Is Toxic

It doesn't matter if the developers of 'Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor — Martyr' were joking. What matters is people believed it.
Patrick Klepek
4.20.18
sculpture

Graphic, Fleshy Sculptures Confront the Abuse of Black Bodies

Doreen Garner's visceral sculptures interrogate the history of medical experimentation on Black Americans.
Anna Marks
5.10.17
Broadly

The Glitter in Your Makeup Could Come From Child Labor

Your highlighter palette might make your cheekbones pop, but kids as young as six are mining the raw mineral that provides its sparkly effect.
Sirin Kale
2.24.17
Film

Historic Film Photos Capture Hollywood's Legacy of Exploitation

A photo show at MoMA takes a brief historic look at exploitation of gender, race, and 'second-class citizens' in film.
Diana Shi
10.30.16
Stuff

Old and Alone: The Epidemic of Elder Abuse in America

Elder abuse is a widespread problem, but only one in 23 cases are reported, according to the Department of Justice.
Jamie Loftus
9.20.16
Stuff

There's Now a Porn Genre About How Broke Millennials Are

The PropertySex porn series reflects the ugly landscape of real estate for millennials. It serves as a troubling aspirational RPG about greedy landlords using their power to trade rent for blowjobs from broke young women.
Rick Paulas
6.7.16
Noisey News

Anohni Pens Take Down of Current Election In New Note "Americans, You Are Being Used"

"Once again, both parties goad us into becoming smokescreens for their insidious initiatives."
John Hill
5.14.16
Travel

Ayahuasca Tourism Is Ripping Off Indigenous Amazonians

Some groups are pissed about the influx of Westerners visiting the Amazon to dress up like the indigenous people and bastardize their rituals.
Ann Babe
5.10.16
Art

How Artists Are Addressing the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Artists from Banksy to Ai Weiwei are creating works that address the refugee crisis, but where do we draw the line between raising awareness and exploitation?
Mike Steyels
4.16.16
Film

How Commercial Surrogacy Became a Massive International Business

In 2015, India, Nepal, Thailand, and Mexico—nearly all the major markets for commercial surrogacy—banned the practice for foreigners. But the global demand isn't going anywhere.
Arielle Pardes
1.13.16
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