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Anne-Marie Slaughter in the Atlantic: "Women Still Can't Have It All." Can Anyone?

Anne-Marie Slaughter’s new cover story for the Atlantic is out today. In it, she discusses how “women still can’t have it all” and... Read more »

Lady Business: Paid Parental Leave in the U.S. Sucks

I don’t have a child, but on behalf of my parent friends who are working and have to make special arrangements, I was outraged to read this Think Progress story about how the U.S.... Read more »

Lady Business: When Men Are Condescending at Work

Do you encounter male condescension at work? Does it come from men in traditional marriages—which I assume means partnerships in which women don’t work? Was it verbal or in the form of failing to promote you? I was trying to figure out if I ever had this experience with women being... Read more »

Lady Business: On Confidence and Self-Advocacy

For a long time I was overly modest about my work and sometimes I still am. But I have male colleagues and peers who go overboard talking about themselves and their work. At the end of the day, they get better-paying and more frequent gigs because they know how to advocate for themselves. Nobody... Read more »

Lady Business: Equal Pay for Women

As if I needed another reason to want to yell at Republicans everywhere, this news about the vote to close loopholes in... Read more »

Lady Business: Who Taught You About Work?

I was lucky to have a combination of humble and down to earth mentors in real life and to understand how it important it was to be careful about who you take your cues from in the business world. What works for everybody else may not work for you, especially if you are a feminist. Read more »

Lady Business: Poppin' Pink Collars and Devaluing Women's Work

The New York Times writes that our country is in such economic peril that men who used to be able to work respectable white collar positions or even blue collar ones are now intrepidly and patriotically finding honor in the lowly positions of women. Apparently it has been this... Read more »

Lady Business: The False Conflict of Work, Feminism, and Motherhood

Feminists at work, whether they are mothers or not, have yet to reconcile several conflicts related to class, race, and culture. Most conversations about women in the workplace fall along two lines: they are single and ruthless, or they are coupled and supported outside of corporate work by a... Read more »

Lady Business: The Myth of Free Work

My friend and colleague Omar Gallaga’s 2010 essay on the costs of presenting to people for free has stayed with me for a little while. The same is true for Courtney Martin’s column about misconceptions... Read more »

Lady Business: New Female CEOs, Coming Right Up

A recent Catalyst survey of Fortune 500 companies found that in 2011, women accounted for 14.1% of executive officer positions. They are just 7.5% of top earners in those position, but there are apparently a lot of women being groomed for leadership in the “corporate pipeline.” Read more »

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Dear Bear: My Partner Makes No Money. Is That a Problem?

Our advice columnist offers a lesson in anticapitalist self-care. Read more »

Why You Should Pay for Porn

If you’re a progressive middle-class individual, chances are you think about where your food comes from. Maybe you try to buy shoes that are... Read more »