Careers :: Feminism :: Essays
On DailyWorth: How to Get Credit for Your Work
Bullish on The Muse…6 Ways to Shut Down Sexist Comments at Work
Bullish Q&A: When Your Interviewer Says You’re Too “Intense and Ambitious”
Bullish Q&A: How Do You Get Motivated for a Huge, Unimaginable Life Change? (Like Graduation)
Bullish Q&A: Is Writing a Book a Good Side-Hustle?
Bullish on The Muse…How to Brazenly Ask for Favors to Boost Your Career
Bullish Q&A: How Do I Get Bullish With My New Biz While My Partner Pays the Bills?
Bullish Q&A: How to Negotiate a Noncompete Agreement
Bullish on DailyWorth…3 Reasons You’re Always Late—And How to Fix Them
New Books of Feminist Interest, by Friends of Bullish (and Thoughts on Moving to New York)
Not All Women Want to Date a “Career Man”
Bullish on DailyWorth…How to Hold a Conference for Almost No Money
Bullish Q&A: How Should You Decide Whether to Have Kids? (And How to Tell Your Relatives to BACK THE F OFF)
Bullish on The Muse: Actually, The Way Women Talk is Just Fine
Maximize My Productivity? I’d Rather Not, Thanks
Bullish on DailyWorth…What to Do When You’re Bored at Your Job
Bullish Q&A: Taking Risks to Move Up Fast
I Worked for a Guy Like Mike Pence. It Was … As Expected.
I Want to See a Gender-Swapped Version of Every Movie. Literally Every One.
Bullish Q&A: Freelance Rights, and How to Negotiate a Contract
Bullish Q&A: How to Quit Your Job With Class
Bullish on DailyWorth…An Introvert’s Guide to Networking
Bullish Q&A: What to Do When Your Internship is Probably Illegal?
Bullish Q&A: I Like My Job — Do I Really Need a Side Gig?
Bullish Q&A: Deal With Stress Aggressively
Bullish Q&A: How To Effectively Share Examples Of Your Work
On “Having It All,” Feminism, Picking the Right Partner, and Lifestyle Design
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…
There’s a lot of advice out there about negotiating for raises. Do it, and do it often; keep records of your accomplishments so you can make your case. Please, dear god, make sure your sentences don’t come out sounding like questions. (I need a raise? I am a valuable member of the team?) Here’s the Harvard Business Review on How…
Free perfect boyfriends and husbands and ice-cream sandwiches for everyone! And also magic pandas! Okay, this column really cannot accomplish that. But in my last column, Bullish Life: I’m Engaged! What I Learned From Twenty Years of Dating, I did promise to write about how I found my betrothed via online dating. Don’t get me wrong: At times, it was…
In last week’s Bullish: Tech Skills Are Not Optional For Your Career, I argued that you owe it to your future self to be good at technology, and that it’s not cute to brag about being bad at it. I also pointed out that you don’t have to want to work in IT to benefit from having good tech skills –…