Hemlines are so over. The latest way to chart economic trends via women's fashion is farther south: heel height.
Men have supposedly fared worse in the recent recession — but some measures show that in the kinda-sorta-maybe recovery, it's women who are actually losing out.
Time's piece on frugality experiments — like living on a dollar a day, or abstaining from buying new clothes for a year — is a depressing reminder that for many, thrift is a necessity, not a stunt.
While headlines have screamed about the mancession, new articles and studies reveal that women are not immune to career instability. Indeed, female veterans, young women, older women, and single moms are all bearing the brunt of our crumbling economy.
Stereotypes abound when it comes to the assessment of women's worth in the workplace. In yesterday's New York Times Magazine, Lisa Belkin analyzes the emerging trends facing women in the recession - and how these perceptions benefit and hurt us.
Paid to drink and flirt with men (but not to sleep with them) Japan's bar hostesses are getting more respect in the economic downturn.