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

Surprise! Big Banks are Sexist Bro Fests

Bank of America has to cough up $39 million after settling a lawsuit alleging that its Merrill Lynch brokerage arm systematically discriminated against female employees, passing them over for promotions, shutting them out of lucrative partnerships, and otherwise blocking their pathways to professional success. That… » 9/10/13 1:40pm 9/10/13 1:40pm

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

We've Seen the Future, and You're Freelancing

Freelancing can be tons of fun. You create your own hours, accept the jobs you want, and take shit from no boss. Plus, many freelance and contract jobs come with the enormous perk of working from the comfort of your own home office stinky bed. I'm writing this post laying on my couch wearing an XXL t-shirt as a… » 4/03/13 11:35am 4/03/13 11:35am

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… » 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… » 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… » 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… » 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

Lady Managers Don't Reduce Pay Gap

A new report issued by a Swedish labor agency indicates that female managers don't reduce the pay gap between male and female employees. If not even perfect, stoic, ice cold, blond, Ikea-decorated egalitarian socialist paradise Sweden can overcome the pesky gendered pay gap, then what faint hope do we have in the land… » 12/20/11 5:10pm 12/20/11 5:10pm