Solve Sexism With Overconfidence, Hope and Changing Your Brain

Even the best thinking on how to achieve economic/political parity with men always comes back to this conundrum: Women should act more like men to get ahead, but when they do, they are often penalized. So let's teach women how to act more confident, yet deferential, so as not to offend men. Then let's cross our… »4/17/14 5:20pm4/17/14 5:20pm

Law Firm Memo Advises Female Associates to Stop Giggling and Squirming

Most women in any business field should really be presenting themselves according to the The Woman's Dress for Success Guide, but since it's hard to get copies of that opus, the law firm of Clifford Chance has helpfully prepared a five-page document entitled "Presentation Tips for Women" that includes helpful… »10/25/13 10:25am10/25/13 10:25am

Most of Those Allegedly Great New Jobs for Women Are In Waitressing

We're well into what feels like our 129384712th consecutive month of articles harping on the notion that men are being screwed by this man-cession because they can't seem to man-age to man-euver their way back into man-jobs while meanwhile women Take The Lead and Lean In and End Men. And if you just look at the… »9/19/13 12:20pm9/19/13 12:20pm

Women Speak Drastically Less When They're Surrounded by Dudes. And That's Bad.

Womanhood is full of frustrating hunches, and society is full of people who want to pooh-pooh those hunches. "I'm pretty sure I'm being treated like shit right now because of my vagina," we women say. "Shut UP, women! Because men get injured in industrial accidents! Therefore, equality reigns!" the pooh-poohers reply.… »9/19/12 5:00pm9/19/12 5:00pm

Companies With Women on the Board More Profitable Than All-Dude Corporate Sausage Fests

Corporations: can they really have it all? Not unless they open the doors of their board rooms to women. According to a gigantic new study, stock prices of corporations with a little estrogen on their boards outperformed their bro-tastic peers during the financial crisis by a significant and noticeable margin. Guess… »8/01/12 6:20pm8/01/12 6:20pm

Who Has It Easier, a Pregnant CEO or a Pregnant Maid?

When newly-coronated Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced that she and her husband were expecting their first baby in October, people who are not Marissa Mayer or Marissa Mayer's doctor immediately began speculating that having a baby would be a detriment to her ability to do her job. Some even went so far as to suggest… »7/19/12 11:10am7/19/12 11:10am

It's Your Patriotic Duty to Be Overworked and Miserable

The other day, my mother called and I picked up the phone. This is noteworthy because I don't usually pick up the phone when anyone calls me, not even my mother, because I'm a very busy person whose life is full of many busy things. But I picked up the phone, and she asked me what I was up to, and I said that I was… »7/03/12 6:00pm7/03/12 6:00pm