Ok but seriously, is there anything you're ever really too old for? I'm comfortable telling you that I still indulge in many things I'm supposed to have aged out of, including but not limited to: Crop tops, professional insecurity, grilled cheese sandwiches, the occasional temper tantrum, having a "favorite cup," whining about chores, binge drinking.
Hey, it's May Day. You know the radical history of May 1, right? (I grew up blissfully unaware, making May Day baskets). On this day in 1886, more than 200,000 workers across the United States walked off their jobs in a protest that eventually led to the 8-hour workday. By now, the 40-hour work week is no longer the norm for anyone. Most full-time employed Americans work more than that (7 hours more, actually), while low-wage workerswish they got 40 hours from a single employer. In every state in America, minimum-wage workers need to clock more than 70 hours per week in order to make rent. And they're older than you think.
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"Only thing keepin me truckin thru this Friday is the incoming @annfriedman email & LaCroix cocktail plans on my candlelit porch w/ @barboteo" -Kathleen. This sounds like the dreamiest evening.
"Feminist self-care, if self-care was a verbal stiff drink that reminds you to be fierce, dammit." -Tanya Tarr. Maybe this newsletter should actually include a stiff drink recipe every week?
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