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) April 16 interpretation of a study published this month in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. According to Rush, the study concluded “the real reason women pursue careers is because they fear they are too unattractive to get married.” (He also wondered, “Is this the real reason liberal women insist on working?”)
According to the actual study … not so much.
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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 alone, possibly because, as more than half of those un-mentored women reported, they never found someone who was appropriate.
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A former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader has founded a website called BreastaurantUniforms.com, where restaurateurs can get help turning “any restaurant into a breastaurant!”
There are a number of reasons I am not excited about making the world a more receptive place for breastaurants. Keep reading »
Beginning next week, Walmart will go before the Supreme Court to defend itself in the largest class action sexual discrimination lawsuit in history. Walmart is accused of allegedly paying female employees less and favoring male employees for promotions at its 3,400 big box stores nationwide.
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In this economic climate, everyone wants to avoid getting laid off. The number one way to do this is to have a strong relationship with your immediate manager. Here are some strategies that have worked well for me over the years. Keep reading »
Cary Tennis, who writes an advice column for Salon.com, has a really doozy on his hands. “A”, 27, writes that she has a B.A. in English and a Masters from Oxford University; she considers herself smart and ambitious, but after graduating, she met and fell in love with a man who revealed to her after they had gotten engaged that he had inherited $3 million. Since then, “I’ve had a very weird time trying to explain to friends, without really saying what’s involved, that we do not have to work. And I’m also having a weird time with what I should do with myself.” In the meantime, the couple talks about moving to Mexico, drinks a lot of beer, and watches movies. She’s wondering what she should do with her life since she can basically “do anything.”
Cate Sevilla at DollyMix.tv wonders if you would still work if you married a millionaire? Personally, I would, because having a ton of money may mean it’s harder to be bored, but it makes it easier for you to be boring, especially if you don’t do anything that defines you beyond being a millionaire’s wife. But what do you think? Keep reading »