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

Employee Training Manual Tells Dumb Sluts How To Stop Leading Men On

The modern workplace is fraught with social peril, what with your boss friend requesting you on Facebook and your cube neighbor's habit of surreptitiously watching Orange is the New Black whenever the superiors are out of earshot. But here's something that the modern female cube monkey shouldn't have to worry about:… » 8/20/13 6:50pm 8/20/13 6:50pm

Holy Crap, Is Feminism Actually Working and Changing the World?!

Isn't it bizarre that not particularly long ago a whole bunch of women just assumed they'd grow up to be housewives? Wives! Just in a house! Wifing around! ALL THE TIME. This isn't news, I know, it's just what women of a certain class did. For years and years and years and years and years and years, the expectation was … » 1/29/13 1:30pm 1/29/13 1:30pm

Work-Life Balance Isn't Just for Moms—All the Single Ladies Want It Too

There's the common perception that once women have children they suddenly look around at their careers and realize that it's meaningless compared to the joy they derive from spending time with their children. Or, even if they love their job, the demands of childcare mean there's just not as much time in the day for… » 5/23/12 11:50am 5/23/12 11:50am

Ladies Don't Speak Up in Meetings Because Smart People Make Us Feel Dumb

The news that feeling insecure about speaking up in a meeting is "all in your head" is supposed to be "good" news, according to the jerks at the Today show. See, a recent study from the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute found that when people work in small groups, their IQ can lower if the folks around them are… » 2/23/12 11:45am 2/23/12 11:45am

Which College Majors Screw Over Women the Least?

The bad news: women still only make 81 cents for every dollar a man earns, and the higher a woman's education level, the bigger the gap between a woman's pay and her male counterpart's pay. The good news: some college majors set female graduates with bachelor's degrees on a path that actually puts them on course to… » 2/15/12 7:15pm 2/15/12 7:15pm

The Restaurant Industry Treats Women Like Shit

Anyone who has ever worked in the restaurant industry can tell you that it can be incredibly unpleasant for everyone involved, but a new study has found that, in fact, it's an especially terrible place for women to work. To begin with, they make less money. Women servers who work full-time earn 68 percent of the salary … » 2/14/12 11:50am 2/14/12 11:50am

Are New Year's Weight Loss Resolutions Keeping Women Down?

It doesn't take a PhD in How Shit Works Studies to understand that the notion that any of us can really "have it all" is absurd. The perfect family, the perfect career, the perfect sex life, and the perfect body are all such demanding mistresses that unless we prioritize and choose one or two, we end up with none of the… » 1/24/12 6:30pm 1/24/12 6:30pm

Economy Forcing Men To Lower Themselves & Take Awful Ladyjobs

Remember the recession (or, alternately: he-cession, or man-cession, or The Great American Economic Cockblock) when no one could shut up about how men were losing their jobs in droves and ladies were the only people gainfully employed? Well, banish those obnoxious neologisms from your vocabulary right this instant—… » 1/03/12 2:00pm 1/03/12 2:00pm

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