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

Women Filled ALL of the (Mostly Low-Wage) December Job Openings

Nobody wants to talk to the jobs report that was released yesterday, so it's going to spend the entire weekend sitting alone in the cafeteria, glancing around nervously at the small groups of popular economists whispering behind its back about how crappy it is. Poor jobs report! It's not like it contained news of… » 1/11/14 12:00pm 1/11/14 12:00pm

Female Journalists Harassed at Offices All Around the Damn Globe

While there's been plenty of discussion surrounding whether or not women can truly be effective foreign correspondents given their female parts, a new study indicates that the place they face the most trouble isn't reporting in the Middle East: it's in the office. » 12/02/13 7:45pm 12/02/13 7:45pm

Boys Club No More: Now Women Make Up Nearly Half of the CIA

Earlier this month, Mother Jones described the early days of the CIA as "Mad Men with security clearances." Men were the spies; women were the secretaries. But over the years, things have changed, and now, women make up nearly half of the CIA, and at least 40% of undercover operatives (spies) are female. » 11/14/13 11:40am 11/14/13 11:40am

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

Everything I Know About Feminism I Learned From Working Girl

The year was 1988. Margaret Thatcher became the longest-serving Prime Minister of the century, Canada struck down its anti-abortion laws and Joan Jett topped the Billboard charts. Women’s full-time employment had skyrocketed to 52%, university grads were increasingly female, and the wage gap was quickly closing.… » 10/25/13 1:20pm 10/25/13 1:20pm

Quitting Your Job to Be a Full-Time Mom Is Probably a Bad Idea

Leaving a high powered job to pursue your true June Cleaver stay-at-home-mom smiling-serenely-while-scrubbing-the-grout-in-pearls vocation sounds like an untenable fantasy from jump — like those shoes that were supposed to make your butt look good without exercising, or frozen s'mores (they whole POINT of S'MORES is to … » 8/08/13 11:50am 8/08/13 11:50am

Raises Fuel National Prosperity, So Go Get Yours

Ladies, it's Time to Ask for a Raise. Well, unless you just started your job, and then perhaps you should chill out, OK? Damn, greedy. But the rest of us need to slip into our GSD pants (opposite of eating pants) and march straight to the boss person's office and GET PAID as if the economy — and our shoe closets* —… » 5/16/13 1:00pm 5/16/13 1:00pm

Short Film Goes Behind the Wheel with Female Cab Drivers

Diana Diroy's ten minute film, What's A Girl Doing Here? goes behind the wheel with female cab drivers in New York City. There are 46,000 taxis in the city, and a mere 170 of them are driven by women. One driver, Elena Tenchikova, divulges that she once had a little girl in her cab who asked her mother, "What's a girl… » 9/24/12 5:50pm 9/24/12 5:50pm

Ann Romney Wants to Be America’s First Professional Mother First Lady…

After Hilary Rosen called Ann Romney — and I'm paraphrasing here — a shiftless layabout who luxuriates on a pallet of silk pillows and divides her days between torpid contemplation of her life of leisure and QVC, people got upset. Some people (stay-at-home moms) were legitimately annoyed that Rosen seemed so dismissive … » 4/15/12 12:30pm 4/15/12 12:30pm