Subliminal 'Noise Generator' Tricks Women Into Professional…

Entire books have been written recently about how women need to be more assertive in the workplace. But how do we actually get women to do this en masse? A recent study, published in the Psychology of Women Quarterly asked 60 female college freshmen to write an essay about their personal accomplishments. To reflect the … » 1/20/14 6:00pm 1/20/14 6:00pm

Brooklynites Are Mad That Girls Paints Brooklyn as Lazy Person Paradise

Americans in big cities (but particularly Americans in those big, grey northeastern cities where we'll imprison the burgeoning mutant population after the nuclear fallout) love to brag about how hard they work. They wear their work ethic like a badge of courage, as if working an hour longer than one's peers had some… » 1/12/14 4:30pm 1/12/14 4:30pm

Maria Shriver’s Report on Financially Insecure Women Is Pretty Grim

A cheery new report (which is so fancy and thorough that it has its own trailer) co-authored by Maria Shriver and the Center for American Progress has determined that approximately 42 million women in America are teetering on the brink of financial oblivion as they juggle caregiving (for parents as well as children of … » 1/12/14 1:30pm 1/12/14 1:30pm

Millennial Women in the Workplace Subject To 'Unconscious Bias'

When we're not Wikipedia-ing random shit and then immediately talking about said shit like we've known it our whole lives, it seems we Millennials are subject to the same gender disparities in our burgeoning careers as any other age group, only perhaps more so. A recent Canadian study has found that Millennial women… » 12/24/13 10:00am 12/24/13 10:00am

Ladies, Want To Have It All? Get Yourself a Stay-at-Home Husband.

Women, if you want to have IT ALL, forget balancing family and career on your own. The new hotness in the race for the elusive goal of womanhood— "IT ALL" — isn't quality, affordable child care or workplaces with flexible hours or equal pay, because in some careers, those concessions aren't enough. No, for some women, IT … » 12/09/13 1:30pm 12/09/13 1:30pm

Women Don't Love Working For Other Women Because Women, Amirite?

According to a poll from Gallup, forty percent of the women they surveyed say they prefer a male boss, twenty-seven percent prefer a female one, and thirty-two percent have no preference. On the other hand, 29 percent of men polled prefer a male boss, eighteen percent prefer a female one, and fifty-one percent had no… » 11/12/13 10:25am 11/12/13 10:25am

Boss Lady Seeks Male Personal Assistant With Dick Pics on Craigslist

A 33-year-old "creative industry professional" was sick of seeing Craigslist postings from male "corporate types" looking for sexy female personal assistants—until she realized that she's just as busy and lecherous as those guys, and could make use of a hot piece of her own. Cutting to the chase, her Craiglist ad requests… » 11/07/13 4:40pm 11/07/13 4:40pm

Some Ladies Just Don't Give a Shit About Having It All

Lost in the debate about having it all, wanting it real bad, reaching for the brass ring and living a life mired in the anxiety of striver-driven perfection that comes with it are all the women who just don't give a fuck. True, we are not that loud and not that pissed. Sure, we care about stuff, but only up to a point… » 10/11/13 11:50am 10/11/13 11:50am

Philosophy Has a Woman Problem

People say silly things if you tell them you're a philosopher. ("Tell me some of your sayings!”) People say particularly dumb things if you tell them you're a lady philosopher. People don't say anything to you if you're a philosopher who also happens to be a woman of color, because they think you don't exist. » 9/03/13 10:20am 9/03/13 10:20am

Labor Day Is a Scam To Keep You Poor and Miserable Forever

Labor Day is a complete rip-off. Labor isn't celebrated at all—instead, a single day's break from labor is celebrated. You might think this is a stupid thing to care about, because Labor Day is really just about getting drunk in your yard, again. But that's actually evidence of this very successful con job pulled on… » 9/02/13 1:35pm 9/02/13 1:35pm

Workplace Bullshit Still Exists, Even if Some Bros Think Otherwise

One of the more important aspects of being a grown up is trusting that things a person has not directly seen or experienced might exist, based on empirical evidence. For example, I've never been to South Africa, but I trust that it exists because other people whom I trust have told me that it does. There are pictures… » 8/19/13 5:00pm 8/19/13 5:00pm