Doing the Dishes for Blow Jobs, and Other Domestic Fallacies

"Choreplay," as defined in the Urban Dictionary, is "when a woman is turned on by the sight of her husband/boyfriend/partner doing regular household chores that she would normally be doing." Okay, yeah: I love watching my husband make an effort around the house. But there's a big difference between wanting to give a… » 3/06/15 5:10pm 3/06/15 5:10pm

Women at Work: We're Doing All the 'Office Housework,' Too

Question: Who brings the cupcakes at your office, is more likely to toss the moldy leftovers from the communal fridge, or gets stuck organizing the office b-day shindig? Answer: Hey guys, I can make reservations at the bar for today's post-work drinks. It's no problem, really! » 2/10/15 4:30pm 2/10/15 4:30pm

Facebook's Diversity Report Reveals a Mostly White Dude Workforce

Facebook has released its first diversity report this week which shows that about 90% of it's U.S. staff is white and Asian while women only make up 31% of its global staff. » 6/26/14 11:20am 6/26/14 11:20am

Who's the HBIC on Forbes' 100 Most Powerful Women List?

For its annual list of the world's 100 most powerful women, Forbes ranks its leaders by "money, media momentum, spheres of influence and impact." So who made the cut? » 5/28/14 11:50am 5/28/14 11:50am

Some Cobbled Together Thoughts On The #BanBossy Campaign

I've been thinking a lot about Sheryl Sandberg's new #BanBossy campaign over the last week or so since it debuted. I've read the thinkpieces both for and against, and even the ones that fell in the middle of the road. And after considering all of the very valid critiques, I've realized why this campaign bugs me so… » 3/15/14 3:43pm 3/15/14 3:43pm

​You Don't Need to Ban 'Bossy' — You Need to Take Away Its Power

The word bossy is not a bad word as words go. It can even be kinda great. It's when someone is aggressive to get shit done. Anyone can be bossy — go ahead and tell me you've never met a bossy guy without a title in sight. But you don't need a study to tell you this is a word usually reserved for women who give orders,… » 3/13/14 2:50pm 3/13/14 2:50pm

Sheryl Sandberg Bossily Insists that We Ban the Word 'Bossy'

Sheryl Sandberg! is speaking out about the gendered nature of the word "bossy"—the way that men get to be the boss (competent, powerful, in control), while women are coded as bossy (nagging, domineering, stepping out of their place). Sandberg, along with Condoleezza Rice and Girl Scouts CEO Anna Maria Chávez, is… » 3/08/14 3:45pm 3/08/14 3:45pm

Is 'Leaning In' Killing You? Try Leaning Out.

With all of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s talk about leaning in, few are talking about the mental cost of climbing the corporate ladder while balancing family life and, you know, sanity. But Georgetown Law professor Rosa Brooks is all about work-life balance because she did lean in and it was bullshit. » 2/26/14 2:10pm 2/26/14 2:10pm

Lean In and Getty Work to Diversify Available Stock Photos of Women

Stock photos are their own special kind of entertainment (see: the images that come up when you search "feminist" or the unnecessarily sexy ones that found when you search anything). But for Sheryl Sandberg, stock photos are a missed opportunity to to show the world what women really look like. » 2/10/14 4:00pm 2/10/14 4:00pm

Invite-Only Oceanside Conference Vows to "Reset the Agenda for Women"

Makers began as a documentary about the history of women's equality developed by AOL and PBS, but seems to have morphed into a brand of its own. Next week, Makers is hosting a three-day conference where Sheryl Sandberg, Eric Schmidt, Tim Armstrong, and others plan to "reset the agenda for women in the workplace in the… » 2/03/14 8:59pm 2/03/14 8:59pm

Gird Your Loins for Lean In: The Movie

Hollywood dreams do come true! For hyper-competent billionaires, anyway. Deadline reports that Sony Pictures has purchased the film rights to Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's manifesto. » 1/24/14 4:30pm 1/24/14 4:30pm

Sheryl Sandberg Revises Lean In for College Grads (Men Too)

After coining the phrase that launched a thousand terrible jokes and inaccurate references, Sheryl Sandberg is hoping to expand her message to the youths of America: in April, she'll release Lean In For Graduates. » 1/13/14 1:20pm 1/13/14 1:20pm

"Sheryl Sandberg Sex Laundry" Has To be the Worst Lesson From Lean In

Salesforce's annual Dreamforce conference—"the biggest cloud computing event of the year"—already mocked Wal-Mart workers protesting Marissa Mayer's board seat and broke a local hospitality union's boycott by hosting it at the Moscone Center. So why not add regressive gender norms to the list? » 11/22/13 11:59am 11/22/13 11:59am

Men Are Starting to Embrace the Whole 'Lean In' Thing

Well, this is cool. According to an article in the New York Times, businessmen have begun to really change their attitudes about powerful women in the workplace thanks largely to Sheryl Sandberg's "Lean In." » 11/04/13 5:50pm 11/04/13 5:50pm

The editors of Cosmo have a few questions for all those Cosmo girls out there, namely: "How much would you pay to attend a two-day Cosmo-hosted event in NYC, packed with speakers, networking opportunities to meet people at the top of their fields (people on the level of Sheryl Sandberg, maybe even Sheryl herself!),… » 10/29/13 11:00am 10/29/13 11:00am

Revealed: Sheryl Sandberg's Unpaid Intern Disgrace

We've found a copy of an unpaid job listing Lean In Foundation's editor-at-large tried to delete. If Facebook's celeb COO Sheryl Sandberg just made $91 million last week (and God only knows how much from her book), why can't she pay her interns a cent? » 8/14/13 5:13pm 8/14/13 5:13pm

Lean In and In and In and In and In

Even Lean In haters can concede that Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg probably wouldn't want writers and public motivational speakers to co-opt her book's catchy title for the purposes of (at worst) shaming women and (at most ridiculous) making inane non sequiturs about ladythings. Too bad. » 8/13/13 10:40am 8/13/13 10:40am

Female COO Thinks More Girls Aspire to Be Like Her Thanks to Sandberg

Leslie Bradshaw, chief operating officer at Guide, a text-to-video startup, believes more young women think it's possible to be a CEO or COO these days because of the [Sheryl] "Sandberg Effect." » 8/09/13 5:50pm 8/09/13 5:50pm

There's More to the Sandberg Publicist 'Cat Fight' Than Meets the Eye

After Dissent magazine published a rather lengthy and critical review of Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In by Kate Losse earlier this week, Losse received a private message on Facebook from Brandee Barker, one of the publicists for the book/movement, telling her, "There's a special place in hell for you." Losse took a screen… » 3/29/13 10:00am 3/29/13 10:00am

Sheryl Sandberg on Why It's OK to Cry at Work

Before Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, came out earlier this week, her "sort of feminist manifesto" had already kicked up a storm of backlash and backlash to the backlash and backlash to the backlash backlash—you know, that old trap we typically fall into within… » 3/13/13 12:30pm 3/13/13 12:30pm