Yet Another Law School Lectures Women on How to Not Dress Slutty

Question to all the lady lawyers out there (sorry, I like the alliteration): How often do your superiors lecture you on your professional dress? Judging by all these tips we get about memos that lecture women on appropriate office wear, it's all the damn time. » 3/19/14 5:20pm 3/19/14 5:20pm

What It Means to Be an Intern

Interns are a hot topic right now: At Bank of America in London, an intern died after working 72 hours straight. Condé Nast recently decided to stop paying interns. Diddy's record label is being sued by a former intern, who claims she was never paid. And Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In organization made waves when they… » 8/20/13 5:30pm 8/20/13 5:30pm

We're All Fraidy Cats of Office Gossip And Missing Mentor Opportunities

We already knew that, as of 2011, women in the workplace (and on TV!) were missing female mentors. WARNING: I'm about to talk about Lean In. OK. I'm doing it now. Sheryl Sandberg suggests that men are also reticent to tutor the new female employee on the block, because they're afraid that everyone will assume they're… » 5/04/13 1:00pm 5/04/13 1:00pm

Surprise! The Best Jobs For Women In 2013 Require Ample Time, Money,…

Although a study like this basically falls squarely in the Duh file (as in, did anyone really think the best job for women—or anyone—would be a blue-collar job with scant education requirements and shitty insurance?) the differing specifics of what determines "job satisfaction" for women and men is kind of interesting. » 12/26/12 5:00pm 12/26/12 5:00pm

Women Are Slowly Nabbing More Law Firm Partnerships

Even though women may be joining big, mahogany-redolent law firms with less zeal than in the not-so-distant past, those already working at such law firms are being promoted to equity partnerships at the about the speed at which a spoonful of old honey travels from the ass of a little plastic bear to its nose. Still,… » 7/24/12 10:25am 7/24/12 10:25am

Fathers’ Career Choices May Lead to Birth Defects in Their…

Men who huff paint or gas all day while on the job should probably be extra cautious about what they're exposing their precious sperm to, especially in the three months leading up to any potential baby-making ritual. A new study has found that fathers who work in certain sperm-jeopardizing fields have a higher risk of… » 7/19/12 12:30pm 7/19/12 12:30pm

Men Are Entering 'Lady Jobs' and Liking It, Too

More men are leaving "manly" (read: high paying and prestigious) jobs to enter fields traditionally dominated by women, according to data: occupations that are more than 70 percent female made up about a third of all job growth for men from 2000 to 2010, double the rise in the 1990s. This is probably the worst morning… » 5/21/12 11:50am 5/21/12 11:50am

Sheryl Sandberg Gives Us a Permission Slip to Leave Work Early Every…

Chances are if you've pursued any kind of corporate career, you've felt the pressure to stay late at the office, to log the same number or more hours than your colleagues, even if it meant sacrificing time spent at home with your family or out with your friends or sitting at home in bed alone catching up on all the… » 4/06/12 10:00am 4/06/12 10:00am

Access to Birth Control Means More Cash Money for Women

Though Republicans have traditionally talked a big game about entrepreneuring and innovating and whatnot, the uninhibited flow of infants from vaginas, it seems, has finally supplanted the uninhibited flow of money into personal checking accounts as the foundation of the GOP's platform. Otherwise, how could we possibly … » 3/29/12 1:10pm 3/29/12 1:10pm

Kindergarten Career Day Dares Us To Hope For The Future

People change. Dreams change. By my highly scientific and official count, you change your mind about three hundred and thirty-three point six gazillion times between kindergarten and age 30. But let's pretend this chart, created by a young inner-city schoolteacher, is a wonderful sign of things to come: Only one… » 5/13/11 6:03pm 5/13/11 6:03pm