A decade ago, Lisa Belkin wrote "The Opt Out Revolution," a New York Times Magazine piece that became instantly famous. It profiled women who had chosen to leave high-profile careers to stay home full-time, arguing that they had opted out because (to quote one) "women's brains light up differently."
So you or your partner is pregnant. There are plenty of important decisions to consider, but as exciting as these considerations may be, they often distract from the more daunting task of navigating the workplace while expecting: sad to say, this is the dark underbelly of pregnancy in the United States.
In continued celebration of Father's Day, let's remember that women can't "lean in" until men share the care, and men won't do this until workplaces adopt family-friendly policies and tackle the flexibility stigma that renders them impotent.
Last Thursday an online tempest erupted when Hilary Rosen went on CNN to explain that she didn’t think Ann Romney was a worthy voice for America’s women because she “has actually never worked a day in her life.” The kerfluffle might seem familiar.
A new study purports to show fundamental differences between the sexes. But humans are taught literally from birth what is appropriate behavior for a woman and what is appropriate behavior for a man, and the fact that fully grown men and women have learned to exhibit different behaviors isn't exactly groundbreaking news.
We all know that self-promotion is the way to get ahead, but it poses special challenges for women. Here are a few tips for making your achievements known in the office while avoiding being seen as a bitch.
Despite all the advice women receive telling them that they fall behind men in the workplace because they don't ask for raises; because they don't network; because they don't promote themselves, it turns out that women actually do all of these things, as much as or more than men. The problem isn't us, it's them.
Deeming Michele Bachman the Queen of Rage - particularly in tandem with that admittedly crazy-eyes photo - is bound to trigger certain negative-competence stereotypes. The thing that makes Newsweek's cover a low blow is that Michelle Bachmann does anger well.