0620 The WORK Issue

In this issue: Sexism in the millennial workplace, burnout, an interview with Dr. Natsy Africa-Verceles, working Filipinas with strong advocacy, and more...

Message from the Editors

Millennials make up most of today’s workforce. But this does not mean that we’ve solved sexism in the workplace. Just like the women who came before us, we’re still working in patriarchal corporate cultures that are often covertly (and sometimes even blatantly) misogynist.

Women are expected to smile at inappropriate jokes; objectifying comments, which have nothing to do with one’s skills and abilities, are disguised as compliments. Male workers are recognized, applauded, and promoted for the same job that female workers do. The gender pay gap still exists. And mansplaining—oh, god—will it ever end?

The WORK Issue aims to discuss problems that millennial women face in the workplace. For our feature article, we interviewed one of our favorite feminists, Dr. Natsy Verceles (a.k.a. FemiNatsy) to ask her about the state of women at work, her experiences as a feminist in the workplace, and how we could turn the workplace to a more level playing field for women. We’ve learned so much from our conversation with her, and we can’t wait to share it with all of you!

Furthermore, J will share her stories about workplace sexism and how it continues to put women at a disadvantage today. Working women are part of the social norm now, but are we truly empowered in the office? Or is it all just a fallacy? Meanwhile, E will talk about another prevalent issue for millennials—burnout. Why are millennials more stressed at work than the generations before us? Are we just whining or is the problem more systemic than that?

The WORK Issue will also feature four millennial Filipinas who are balancing work with advocacy. Plus, find five tips on how to recharge yourself to avoid burnout and take care of your mental health.

With the current state of the world, and with a lot of us transitioning to new ways of doing our jobs, we want to offer encouragement to our fellow millennial Filipinas through this issue. This one’s for you.

Keep hustling, keep slaying.


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From J&E

  • Feminatsy at Work In this feature article, Dr. Nathalie “Natsy” Africa-Verceles shared how she became a feminist, her opinion on how sexism manifests in the workplace, and tips for millennials who want to change sexist work environments.

  • The Empowerment Fallacy In this essay, J discusses the deal with women in the workplace and in what ways sexism is manifested whether we could see it clearly or not.

  • The Burnour Generation In this article, E examines why millennials are the burnout generation. What factors contribute to our collective exhaustion? She looks at our shared traits and the global crises that defined our generation, as well as probes burnout as a feminist issue.

  • Filipinas Who Do It All We featured four empowered and empowering women over on who balance work with advocacy, which inspire us as advocates for positive change as well.

  • TFFs Picks: 5 Ways to Cope with Burnout Here are five simple things you can do for your mental health beyond the nine to five.

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