Rich Ladies Who Get 'Wife Bonuses' Are Your New Favorite Demo to Hate

Just when you thought there was nothing new under the sun to really despise, over the weekend, a breakthrough: anthropologist Wednesday Martin exposed the world to Glam SAHMs: glamorous, rich, Manhattan Stay-At-Home Moms who devote themselves exhaustively to looking good and advancing their children academically and… » 5/20/15 5:00pm Wednesday 5:00pm

How Al Jazeera America Went from a Home for Idealists to a Sexist Mess

On the morning of May 6, two manholes near Penn Station in Manhattan exploded in succession, spooking pedestrians and temporarily snarling traffic on 8th Avenue as investigators scratched their heads. Less than a block away, Al Jazeera America employees felt their building shake. “Just what we need,” one told another… » 5/20/15 2:00pm Wednesday 2:00pm

Study Finds Men Are Excellent at Looking Busy

Many of us are constantly looking for that perfect productivity level that will allow us to succeed while still retaining majority ownership of our soul, but would it surprise you to learn that Men™ have come up with a life-hack to bypass this drudgery? Apparently being a fake workaholic is a thing, and dudes are… » 5/10/15 2:15pm 5/10/15 2:15pm

Cleaning Nail Clippings, Cutting the Cake: Your 'Soft Sexism' Stories

Last week, in honor of Ellen Pao’s lost discrimination case that hinged too heavily on instances of notoriously tough-to-prove soft sexism, we asked you to tell us about the soft sexism in your lives—those moments big and small that dot the landscape of your working and personal existence that feel barbed, yet… » 4/07/15 4:20pm 4/07/15 4:20pm

Tell Us About All the Maddening Soft Sexism in Your Life

If you are a working woman who has read anything about the Ellen Pao discrimination case, your reaction has likely been one of unease and disappointment. Turns out that soft sexism—something very real, likely something you’ve experienced personally—is a slippery thing to prove in a court of law. But that doesn’t mean… » 4/02/15 2:30pm 4/02/15 2:30pm

Everyone At Your Office Gossips Constantly (And Maybe About You)

People like to talk, and that's no secret. But nevertheless, we try to keep our secrets anyway, despite the sheer amount of inappropriate or otherwise none-of-your-business intel that gets circulated not just among friends but at our places of employment. And the amount of intel we're talking is all of it. Some of it… » 3/04/15 4:10pm 3/04/15 4:10pm

An Honest Guide to Dealing With Dicks at Work

Have you ever dealt with a guy who was a real schlong at the widget factory? Maybe he just was an incorrigible asshole to be around, or he outright stole your ideas, or he was a shitty boss who yelled a lot and insulted everyone. Most advice will tell you how to cater to them or dodge their missiles. I will do no such… » 12/17/14 1:45pm 12/17/14 1:45pm

​No, Grumpy Cat Is Not Worth $100 Million 

When news hit yesterday, that Tardar Sauce, better known as Grumpy Cat has allegedly raked in approximately $100 million, one could almost hear a chorus of barely employed twenty-somethings sighing, "Welp." Turns out $100 million was an inaccurate estimation, but let's be real. Grumpy Cat is definitely worth more… » 12/08/14 11:50am 12/08/14 11:50am

Pregnant Woman Sues Company After Being Fired For Bathroom Breaks

In light of the Supreme Court's imminent decision on the pregnancy discrimination case against UPS, an Oregon woman has filed a gender and discrimination lawsuit against her former employer in an effort to get her job back after they terminated her for taking frequent bathroom breaks, which she claims was due to a… » 12/06/14 12:15pm 12/06/14 12:15pm

If Your Career Stalled Because of Your Husband, Call It Like It Is

Of all the people you'd expect could nail down this whole work-life balance thing, Harvard Business School MBAs would easily make the short list—smart, ambitious, well-educated people who, if nothing else, have the money to fix the problem of gender inequity when it comes to having kids. But no. » 11/23/14 2:00pm 11/23/14 2:00pm