An Honest Guide to Dealing With Dicks at Work

Have you ever dealt with a guy who was a real schlong at the widget factory? Maybe he just was an incorrigible asshole to be around, or he outright stole your ideas, or he was a shitty boss who yelled a lot and insulted everyone. Most advice will tell you how to cater to them or dodge their missiles. I will do no such… » 12/17/14 1:45pm Wednesday 1:45pm

Pregnancy Doesn't Make Women Dumb — Just Their Bosses

Maybe you were more forgetful when you were pregnant, maybe you weren't. Maybe you spent the first trimester huddled over a wastebasket barfing, or maybe your gestation made Pinterest look sloppy. Doesn't matter, because it's the perception that you're a quivering mess that leads to discrimination, not reality. » 11/01/14 2:15pm 11/01/14 2:15pm

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… » 1/20/14 6:00pm 1/20/14 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 1:40pm 5/14/13 1:40pm

Yet Another Author Says That Women Can’t Lean In Because They’re Too…

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 12:30pm 3/31/13 12:30pm

How Single-Sex Workplaces Are Feeding Rape Culture

Largely single-sex workplaces are a problem that go beyond the dearth of women in corporate leadership positions, or the nagging brand of puerile misogyny that seems to plague the tech industry — such workplaces help cultivate an insidiously subtle culture of sexual assault in the way they keep men and women from… » 3/21/13 1:30pm 3/21/13 1:30pm

Iowa Supreme Court Says It Was Totally Cool for a Dentist to Fire His…

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… » 12/22/12 12:00pm 12/22/12 12:00pm

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

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 4:30pm 10/03/12 4:30pm

Thanks to Workplace Segregation, Saudi Women Are Getting Their Very Own…

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 10:10am 8/13/12 10:10am

Self-Conscious People Are Thoroughly Reviled Just for Being…

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 11:50am 8/08/12 11:50am

Chick-fil-A Sued for Gender Discrimination, Would Prefer Women Fry…

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 9:10pm 7/26/12 9:10pm

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

You Can Look Forward to Playing a Workplace Version of the Hunger Games

Finding a job is hard enough these days. Then once you've got one, you've got to work your ass off while also dealing with office politics and annoying coworkers. Well, it's about to get even worse for some of you, because there's a growing trend among companies of encouraging their employees to compete in "fun"… » 5/03/12 1:15pm 5/03/12 1:15pm