Exploitation

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
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
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
Photo

Inside Jan Hoek's Bizarre, Immersive Photographs

Dutch photographer Jan Hoek takes insane, immersive photographs of people living on the fringes of society.
Elizabeth Renstrom
11.24.15
Film

Nicolas Winding Refn Made a Book Out of His Collection of Gorgeously Schlocky Movie Posters

We talked to the director about films like "The X-Rated Supermarket" and "My Body Hungers."
Aaron Hillis
10.18.15
News

Everything We Know So Far About 7-Eleven Australia’s Wage Fraud Scandal

Franchisees were paying employees well below minimum wage, blackmailing them to work double shifts, and threatening to report foreign workers to immigration if they spoke out.
Wendy Syfret
9.1.15
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Backpackers in Australia Are Being Coerced Into Sex for Visa Signoffs

Some Queensland farmers are exploiting Australia's regional employment scheme to sleep with vulnerable workers.
Wendy Syfret
7.31.15
Film

These Guys Are Obsessed With Reissuing Fucked-Up Videos From the 80s

We talked to Bleeding Skull Video about why it's important not to let low-budget, homemade exploitation films get lost in the annals of time.
Wil Jones
3.26.15
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