Welcome to Bumf's special issue, Women & Cash: a collection of pieces that consider the relationship between sex and labour, femininity and value.

High Fidelity

Rob Horning

Anthony Trollope's most controversial character reveals the uncomfortable truth about marriage: men need women so that they can give each other things.

Love and Dowry

Gillian Bouras

For Gillian Bouras's Greek family and friends, having a dowry was the only way to access the pleasures of love and romance.


Sally Olds

In the 1981 film Body Heat, sex is work, even when you're not getting paid for it.

Women & Cash: Invoices

Annie Zaidi, Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Madeleine Holden

Three women writers create invoices for their unpaid labour.