Millennial Dads: Trying Hard, Hitting the Fatherhood Glass Ceiling

Other older marrieds sometimes ask me the secret to having a husband who does easily half, arguably more, of the childrearing and cleaning/cooking in our house. The secret is I married someone who is 33 years old. Good news for people like me: Millennial dudes are the most engaged, involved fathers in history. Bad… »8/06/15 3:30pm8/06/15 3:30pm

Subliminal 'Noise Generator' Tricks Women Into Professional Self-Promotion

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… »1/20/14 6:00pm1/20/14 6:00pm

Stop Being Nice All the Time and Start Embracing Your Inner Bitch

Do you think you should let that male coworker take the last donut? No. Absolutely not. Don't let him have it right away, anyhow. Grab that donut and rub it all over your titties — you're establishing your territory. Give it back to your male coworker, then thump your chest like a gorilla and maybe flick him off. »5/14/13 1:40pm5/14/13 1:40pm

Yet Another Author Says That Women Can’t Lean In Because They’re Too Busy Undermining Each Other

A lot of remoras have been nibbling on Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In phraseology, offering their own ass-backwards versions, as well as criticizing the entire capitalistic foundation of Sandberg's book. Languishing somewhere in the midst of these contending opinions about feminism, capitalism, and stay at home mothering… »3/31/13 12:30pm3/31/13 12:30pm

Iowa Supreme Court Says It Was Totally Cool for a Dentist to Fire His ‘Irresistibly Attractive’ Female Employee

The most esteemed Iowa circle jerk all-male Iowa Supreme Court ruled 7-0 on Friday that a dentist was totally within his legal rights when he fired his female assistant because he and his wife all held hands and decided that the woman was a threat to their marriage. In other words, a female employee in Iowa was fired… »12/22/12 12:00pm12/22/12 12:00pm

Workplace Gossip Can Help You Make Friends, But It Can Also Make You a Dick

Last night I had a dream—nay, a NIGHTMARE—in which I approached my inner circle with our usual refrain, "Any gossip?" and was met with icy stink-eyes. "You know, Lindy, gossiping is actually really mean. We all got together and decided that you're out of the group and we're not going to gossip anymore. Also, FYI, you… »10/03/12 4:30pm10/03/12 4:30pm

Thanks to Workplace Segregation, Saudi Women Are Getting Their Very Own ‘Cities’ to Work In

Saudi Arabia is so committed to its policy of segregating the genders that it is going to build an entire city just for women to work in all by themselves. The women-only industrial city, to be built within the Eastern Province city of Hofuf, is just the first of what could be many zones that the Gulf kingdom aims to… »8/13/12 10:10am8/13/12 10:10am

Self-Conscious People Are Thoroughly Reviled Just for Being Self-Conscious, Which Doesn't Help Things

In case you weren't awkward enough in the myriad of social situations you're violently tossed into throughout your daily routine, a new study from the London Business School into how people gossip about other people behind their backs will confirm all of your paranoid fantasies about your co-workers all conspiring to… »8/08/12 11:50am8/08/12 11:50am

Chick-fil-A Sued for Gender Discrimination, Would Prefer Women Fry Chicken at Home

Amid the storm of shit that is currently raining down on the fire-engine red signs of Chick-fil-A, the homophobic purveyor of fried chicken is now facing allegations of gender discrimination. According to GLAAD, former Chick-fil-A employee Brenda Honeycutt is suing the restaurant chain for wrongful termination… »7/26/12 9:10pm7/26/12 9:10pm