Posts tagged "work"

Erica Jong Bops Arianna Huffington For Not Paying HuffPost Bloggers

Iconic Fear Of Flying author Erica Jong has publicly criticized Arianna Huffington — who uses the unpaid labor of thousands of bloggers on The Huffington Post — and accused her of "hurting writing as a profession." A feisty Ms. Jong spoke to The Slant, a journalism blog, about Huffington's effect on the media biz and,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 27, 2012

Elizabeth Wurtzel Pens The Most Nasty, Judgmental Linkbait About Women You’ll Read Today

I am going to smack the next idiot who tells me that raising her children full time -- by which she really means going to Jivamukti classes and pedicure appointments while the nanny babysits -- is her feminist choice. This is how writer Elizabeth Wurtzel begins a piece on TheAtlantic.com entitled titled "1 Percent Wive…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 15, 2012

How To Negotiate: 12 Steps To Negotiate A Zillion Times Better And Get What You Want

I wasn't always good at negotiating. As a writer, I was usually just delighted to be getting paid anything at all, so if I was told a freelance rate or a starting salary was standard or set in stone, I took it and I liked it, with the kind of deranged enthusiasm that you only…

By: Diana Vilibert / June 14, 2012

The Soapbox: I Am Not Here For Your Viewing Pleasure

The misting of her eyes almost completely distracted me from the words coming out of her mouth. As we stood side by side, overlooking a magnificent skyline view of twinkling skyscrapers, she told me her summer in Manhattan was not what she had been expecting. I knew something was very wrong when my strong-willed, outgoing…

By: Daley Quinn / June 13, 2012

Encourage Your Senators To Support The Paycheck Fairness Act!

Tomorrow the U.S. Senate is scheduled to vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act, which will strengthen the Equal Pay Act of 1963. Simply put, equal pay is the reason that Peggy Olson would not get paid less than Michael Ginsberg just because she's a woman. And that goes the same for you and the dude…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 4, 2012

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg Gives Harvard Business School 2012 Commencement Address

There's many commencement addresses delivered each year by celebrities, but too few of them are delivered by crazy-successful businesswomen who have us hanging on their every word. Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg delivered the 2012 address at her alma mater, Harvard Business School, this week. "Careers ... are not a ladder, they're a jungle gym," she…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 2, 2012

Maid In Singapore Put Menstrual Blood In Her Boss’s Coffee

 This is so gross even "Horrible Bosses" didn't go there: a 24-year-old maid in Singapore has reportedly been charged for putting menstrual blood in her boss's coffee last August. Jumiah had been working for her 38-year-old employer at his apartment for one year. Unfortunately, there are no details on why she decided to give thi…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 23, 2012

More Men Are Moving Into “Pink Collar” Professions

Once upon a time, a male kindergarten teacher or a male nurse was an oddity, even a novelty. But changing gender roles — and a turned-on-its-head economy — mean that more men than ever are working in what were previously considered to be "pink collar" jobs. In an article about the trend today, The New

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 22, 2012

Stay-At-Home-Moms More Worried, Sad & Stressed, According To New Poll

As if the "mommy wars" need even more ammunition to make women feel bad about themselves: a new Gallup poll found that stay-at-home-moms were more likely to be unhappy than working mothers. Gallup surveyed nearly 61,000 women between the ages of 18 to 64 who had at least one child under the age of 18. A…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 18, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Young Women Want Career & Money Moreso Than Men, Study Claims

Young women ages 18 to 34 want a career and to earn good money moreso than their male counterparts do, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center. The recent study says two-thirds of women prioritize advancing their career, while 15 years ago it was closer to half of all young women who…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 20, 2012

Women Who Go Into The Workforce Are Ugly, According To Rush Limbaugh’s Wildly Inaccurate Twisting Of Study

I'm fairly certain that Rush Limbaugh could take Goodnight, Moon and twist it into a tale of shrill harpies hellbent on John Bobbitt-ing the male species and strangling newborn babies with their long, flowing strands of armpit hair. That is the only explanation for his wildly inaccurate (and, it should go without saying, wildly sexist)…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 18, 2012

Equal Pay Day Ryan Gosling Thinks You Should Ask For That Raise

Ryan Gosling memes never get old — especially not on Equal Pay Day, a date symbolizing the extra days a woman will have to work in 2012 in order to earn, on average, the same amount as a male counterpart did in 2011. You know, that "equal pay for equal work" stuff that feminists are…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 17, 2012

You Won’t Believe What Women Will Do Under Their Desks At Work

I once read a survey that claimed that a third of American women won't leave the house without their makeup on. As a mother who is just happy to have a kid whose teeth are brushed and clothes on when it's time to get going most days, I'm going to be honest with you. The luxury of fixing…

By: The Stir / March 2, 2012

How To Ask Your Co-Worker On A Date

There are some seriously varied statistics out there, but a couple of years ago, The Wall Street Journal reported on a study saying that 18 percent of married couples meet at work. That’s a whole lot of employees who took the plunge and decided to ask out their co-worker. Since Valentine’s Day isn’t exactly a paid holiday, unle…

By: The Grindstone / February 15, 2012

Rick Santorum Blames Part Of His Book Criticizing Women In The Workplace On Wife

"Sadly the propaganda campaign launched in the 1960s has taken root. The radical feminists succeeded in undermining the traditional family and convincing women that professional accomplishments are the key to happiness."  This is a passage from GOP candidate Rick Santorum's 2005 book It Takes A Family; it seems like he's suggesting women shouldn't be in the workplace.

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 13, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Pregnant Woman Asked To Resign

A pregnant woman in Connecticut was asked to resign by her employers instead of taking maternity leave. Amy Zvovushe, 31, told her employers she was pregnant on Sept. 23 and was soon told she would have to resign, as she had not been with the company for 12 months, after which she would be eligible…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 9, 2012

Girl Talk: In Defense Of Being Lazy

What do you do when one of the things you used to like about yourself the most, looking back, becomes one of the things that you like about yourself the least? From as young as I can remember, a rocket ship of ambition propelled me forward in all that I did. I didn't — and still…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 19, 2012

9 Not-So-Hard Tips For A More Productive 2012

Your plan to get your taxes done early has gone out the window. You consistently feel like there just aren't enough hours in the day, between friends, work, eating and sleeping. And, oh yeah, that knitting project you started in 2008 is never going to get done. That's because you aren't living your life a…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 16, 2012

Holiday Gift Guide: 10 Secret Santa-Worthy Gifts For Your Office Holiday Party

Aw, the office Secret Santa, that old gem. The special gift giving moment when you have to awkwardly select a present for a coworker you've barely talked to since the Halloween potluck two months ago. Well, never fear, we've found 10 gifts -- all under $20 -- that should help ease your office Holiday party…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 5, 2011

1-In-5 Women Has Never Had A Mentor — Have You?

One in five women has never had a mentor in her career, according to new data released by the LinkedIn Blog. Eighty-two percent said that nearly 1,000 women surveyed said they realize that having a mentor could be important for her career. And yet a good one-fifth of the women surveyed were going at it…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 26, 2011
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