Careers :: Feminism :: Essays
Why Feminist Companies are “Failing” – Bullish on LinkedIn Pulse
Bullish Q&A: How Do I Get Bullish With My New Biz While My Partner Pays the Bills?
Bullish Q&A: How Should You Decide Whether to Have Kids? (And How to Tell Your Relatives to BACK THE F OFF)
Bullish Q&A: I Like My Job — Do I Really Need a Side Gig?
“I Feel” That You’re a Misogynistic Jackass: A Case Against “I” Statements
Bullish on Daily Worth…How to Parent Equally When You Both Work Full-Time
Bullish Q&A: My Family Wants Me to Get a Boyfriend
Bullish on DailyWorth…How to Handle a Bad Boss
Bullish on The Muse…6 Ways to Shut Down Sexist Comments at Work
Bullish Q&A: Deal With Stress Aggressively
Bullish Q&A: Imposter Syndrome? The One Secret That Will Change the Way You Look at Everyone
Bullish on The Muse…3 Stealthy Ways to Make Sure You Have the Upper Hand at Work
Bullish on The Muse…This Champagne-Fueled Shindig Will Make Achieving Your Goals Oh So Much More Fun
Bullish Q&A: How To Effectively Share Examples Of Your Work
Not All Women Want to Date a “Career Man”
The Infuriating Truth About Why Some Women Project Their Problems on Other Women Who Are In Fact Living Their Lives Totally Functionally
Bullish Q&A: How Do I Stay Bullish If I Need a Lot of Sleep?
I Worked for a Guy Like Mike Pence. It Was … As Expected.
Bullish on The Muse…Cut Out Emotional Tomfoolery to Get Things Done
Bullish Q&A: Help! I’m About to Get Fired But I Want to Stay
Bullish Q&A: Should I Step Up My Wardrobe to Succeed at Work?
Genderqueer in the Office? A Few Thoughts on Building a Career
Bullish Q&A: Freelance Rights, and How to Negotiate a Contract
Bullish Q&A: 2 Questions From a B-School Student
Bullish Q&A: Is It Okay To Date Someone Who’s Good For Your Career?
Bullish Q&A: Is a Franchise a Good Way to Start a Business?
Is your morning a swiftly executed productivity plan? Or a five-mile run? Or a serene hour of meditation and herbal tea that brings you focus and clarity for the rest of the day? Blech. My mornings involve a lot of communing with my espresso machine and then, at 10:45, wondering who will still deliver me a breakfast sandwich. Laura Vanderkam,…
“Following your dreams” seems to be the current American religion. (See posts by other authors on TheGloss: My Sister Gave Up Her Dreams, and Sometimes I Hate Her For It, and I Gave Up My Dream, and I’d Do It Again.) What the fuck are “dreams,” anyway? And why are they so sacred in our culture, while “goals” — like…
Hi! I’m Haley, Jen’s virtual assistant. I’ve been working for her since March 2012, but I’ve been a Bullish reader for several years. I found Bullish by chance – I came across Maybe Work-Life Balance Means You Should Work MORE and felt like it had been written especially for me. I had just left a dead-end admin job at a…
When I was a kid, I remember being outraged at the introduction of Double-Stuf Oreos (yes, that’s really how the product name is spelled). Why was I full of rage? Because I was sure I had invented Double-Stuf Oreos myself. I mean, I had been disassembling Oreos, halfheartedly eating the excess black cookie parts, and gloriously reassembling one massive dual-creme…
I anonymized a few details from this writer’s letter, but not many, because a lot of this email is about horses. What am I supposed to say — the writer is training llamas? Mastodons? Groundhogs? You cannot ride a groundhog. Dear Jen, I’m 23, I work as a contractor, and I have a boyfriend and — oh man — two…
One of the first Bullish columns I ever wrote was Bullish: How Business is Like Dating. As I’ve been plowing through reader questions in response to Bullish: How to Ask for More Money, Part I and Part II, I felt like I was writing “Bullish: How Asking For Money is Like Lots of Stuff About Boys.” I tried to refine…
Dear Jen, Please help me. I am very nearly twenty-one years old, and very nearly at the end of my undergraduate degree. Within the next month, I will have completed my exams and all but cast fate to the wind; within two months I will know the results and forever be on my merry way. The outcome is not the…
Over the last two weeks, I’ve been writing about asking for more money, and arguing that even if you think you don’t care about money, you should. People say that no one on their deathbed regrets not working more. Actually, plenty of people are on their deathbed worrying about how their family is going to keep the house once they’re…
I want to start by saying that, even if you don’t care about money, you should care about money. If it felt a little dirty or weird for you to even click on the link to read an article about asking for more money, I really want you to get over that. I’m convinced that many fewer men than women…
Three weeks ago, I wrote Bullish Life: I’m Engaged! What I Learned From Twenty Years of Dating, followed by Bullish Life: How I Met My (Soon-to-Be) Husband On OKCupid. I’ve since turned all my attention to baking and having wedding invitations printed on organic hemp paper folded by Japanese children. No, not really. Actually, my kick-ass assistant just helped me…