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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny Wants Some Potato Skins

It’s been another banner week for misogyny news. Several studies were published that will likely depress you, and the weekly roundup of terrible people will probably piss you off. There’s some fun stuff at the end, though! (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)

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Reader Challenge

Positivity Challenge Week 7: Staying Positive at Your Non-Ideal Job

Think big. Don’t settle. Find your passion. Get your dream job. Follow your bliss. For many of us, those messages are thrown at us from a young age. We’re made to believe that we can do great things and that we shouldn’t settle for anything less. And then we’re saddled with tens of thousands in […]

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Work

Ladybleeding on the Job

When it comes to being a woman in the workplace, there’s no shortage of challenges and uphill battles to fight. In my office, which is small and run by a stereotype-governed executive director who thinks that all women always carry nail files, these battles are fought up a steeper hill than other places I’ve worked. Until […]

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Parenting

Dreaming of Summertime

Here in the Midwest, many parents scrambled to make arrangements for yet another snow day this past Friday. It’s the 6:45am announcements of “School’s Closed”that makes me ever-so-grateful for my flexible work situation. While at home Friday, friends were chatting on Twitter about summer camps. Is it crazy to plan for summer camp in February? […]

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Work

Three Months of Excelle: Women Be Crazy

So, I spent most of last summer and fall being unemployed, a time that I back upon without much fondness. During those desperate months, I threw pretty much everything against the wall to see what would stick. I networked, I cold-called, I internet searched, I signed up with temp agencies, I met a career counselor”¦everything. […]

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Op Ed

How Fair Trade Can Change the World

The term “Fair Trade” has been bandied around for several years, and when consumers see a “Fair Trade” label, they may think of two things. They may think, “Oh good, this coffee wasn’t picked by child labor” or they may think,” Seriously? It’s $4 more than the leading brand? $4 dollars?!?” While there is no […]

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Crossposts

Going Dutch: How I Found My Place in the Workforce

Yesterday, during TMI Tuesday hour, I was asked if I had an opinion about this article on Dutch women and workforce disparities. The article in question highlights the fact that few Dutch women work full time and even fewer seek a career in the traditional sense.