Careers :: Feminism :: Essays
Bullish Q&A: Caring for Financially Irresponsible Parents
Bullish Q&A: How Should You Decide Whether to Have Kids? (And How to Tell Your Relatives to BACK THE F OFF)
I Want to See a Gender-Swapped Version of Every Movie. Literally Every One.
Bullish Q&A: What to Do About Your Racist Family
Bullish on The Muse: Actually, The Way Women Talk is Just Fine
Maximize My Productivity? I’d Rather Not, Thanks
#ICYMI Bullish: Three Career F*ckups I Made So You Don’t Have To
Bullish Q&A: Win the Game That Excites You – On Matching Your Life to Your Strengths
Bullish Q&A: Side-hustles, Schedules and Setting Boundaries
Bullish Q&A: Side Hustles + Undermining Colleagues in Academia
Bullish on The Muse…Cut Out Emotional Tomfoolery to Get Things Done
How to Be So “Productive” That You Hate Life and Everyone Hates You
Bullish Q&A: Should I Step Up My Wardrobe to Succeed at Work?
Not All Women Want to Date a “Career Man”
Bullish Q&A: How Do I Determine How Much I Can Charge For My Expertise?
Bullish Q&A: How Do I Stay Motivated When I Feel Behind With Life?
Bullish on The Muse…This Champagne-Fueled Shindig Will Make Achieving Your Goals Oh So Much More Fun
Bullish Q&A: What to Do When Your Internship is Probably Illegal?
Bullish Q&A: How to Get Bullish About Moving to a New City
Bullish Q&A: How to Quit Your Job With Class
Bullish Q&A: Is It Okay To Date Someone Who’s Good For Your Career?
Bullish Q&A: How To Naturally (And Comfortably!) Talk About Money
Bullish Q&A: Volunteering vs. Side Hustles
Bullish Q&A: Freelance Rights, and How to Negotiate a Contract
Bullish Q&A: Taking Risks to Move Up Fast
New Books of Feminist Interest, by Friends of Bullish (and Thoughts on Moving to New York)
Bullish Q&A: Incompetent Boss? Opportunity for You!
Bullish Q&A: What About Dudes Who Skeeze on You at Conferences?
I think most people agree that, even if you don’t want to be a writer, it’s important to be able to write. Whether you want to be an opera singer or a relief worker or a mountaineering instructor, you need to be able to send literate emails to people in positions of power and to send out typo-free resumes. You…
Oh look, I got engaged! I’m happy and all, but if you talk about that too much, half the women you know are all like, “Bitch.” So, let’s talk about the fact that it is now normal in our society to date for twenty years or more before marrying (or the equivalent). It is also, of course, normal to never…
I have read versions of this story at least five times: The American investment banker was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellowfin tuna. The American complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took…
Internships are frustrating for everyone. When you’re applying for internships, it can be demoralizing to find out that no one wants your labor even for free. Even though – unless you have rich parents – you will very possibly have to work some second, paying job (folding jeans at the mall!) in addition just in order to be able to…
I got into a Facebook scuffle the other day, and – amazingly – left feeling that my time was well-spent! Basically, in the comments below a post, a man called a woman “shrill.” She called him out for his “coded attack.” I agreed. “Shrill” is like saying, “Your comments keep coming out in this high-pitched voice and therefore are invalid.…
Musician Kim Boekbinder made news last June when, in response to a show she played for 18 people – netting exactly $12.50, which she spent on whiskey – she announced her new business model: The problem, as I see it, is that we’re living in THE FUTURE (cue theremin!) with ease of communication, downloadable gratification, large networks, and constant information…
In early 2010, I was writing weekly articles for TheGloss about beauty, skin care, and lady-inventions to solve lady-problems. Also, somewhere in the deep recesses of the box in which I keep my old to-do lists was a napkin I scribbled on on an airplane: notes for a book entitled, “How to Make Money Without Becoming a Republican.” I had…
I know that a lot of us like to pretend to be too cool for mainstream things – for instance, I took a good swipe at Coors Light recently – but it’s hard to deny that Friends was a pretty good show. I remember seeing the episode, “The One with the Bullies” (Googling “Friends Ross hat bully” totally worked), in…
Did you start finding birthdays rather disappointing once you left for college? All the sudden, having your birthday recognized was not a childhood entitlement but rather a popularity contest. As a grownup, if you’re not dating someone, you’re probably planning your own birthday. If you don’t plan, your friends find out about your birthday on Facebook, at which point they…
I’ve been thinking a lot about institutions – those who can’t function without them, and those who can’t fit into them. Two things converged for me this past week: I’m working through a training program in executive coaching and considering the difficulties of coaching my clients to function better within large organizations, especially in cases where the clients may not…