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Lauren Kaori Gurley
For the Oct issue of I wrote about sexual harassment at the world's largest pork packing company Smithfield Foods. It's also a story about how the demands of capitalist production fuel sexism at work & how meatpacking corporations came to rule the southeast
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Lauren Kaori Gurley Sep 23
Replying to @LaurenKGurley
Last year, 9 women sued Smithfield, some claiming their supervisors engaged in the "most extreme acts of sexual harassment" in their workplaces. Supervisors allegedly offered promotions in exchange for sex and fired and cut the wages of women who did not comply.
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Lauren Kaori Gurley Sep 23
Replying to @LaurenKGurley
I spent dozens of hours interviewing meat-packing workers of all ages and races in their homes, in McDonalds and Ruby Tuesdays and other restaurants. We talked about the sexual & racial politics of meat-packing, whether their unions really protect workers & what weighs on them...
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Lauren Kaori Gurley Sep 23
Replying to @LaurenKGurley
...after a day's work in one of the most thankless & grueling industries. You can find the issue at Barnes & Noble. It will be available online in October.
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Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai Sep 23
Woah!
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