01/07/2013 11:17 am ET

Are Interns The New Housewives?

Are interns, temps, and freelancers the new housewives? Maybe — or, at least, maybe it's helpful to think of them that way. Perhaps we should analyze the precarious nature of their careers — and the pressure on them to please their employers at any cost — through a feminist lens.

Madeleine Schwartz has a fantastic piece in the latest issue of Dissent on how interns — "compliant, silent and mostly female" — have become the "happy housewives of the working world."

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