Careers :: Feminism :: Essays
I Want to See a Gender-Swapped Version of Every Movie. Literally Every One.
Advice Mega-Column, Part II: Giant Student Loans, Mean Girl Friends, Whitepapers, Career Changes, and Minimum Viable Products
I Worked for a Guy Like Mike Pence. It Was … As Expected.
Bullish on The Muse…How to Brazenly Ask for Favors to Boost Your Career
Bullish Q&A: The Bullish Guide To A Quarter Life Crisis
Bullish Q&A: Stay Motivated When a Gentlewomanly Life Seems Far Away
Bullish Q&A: Is It Too Late To Bullishly Plan For A Baby?
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: Side-hustles, Schedules and Setting Boundaries
How to Be So “Productive” That You Hate Life and Everyone Hates You
Bullish Q&A: How Should You Decide Whether to Have Kids? (And How to Tell Your Relatives to BACK THE F OFF)
New Books of Feminist Interest, by Friends of Bullish (and Thoughts on Moving to New York)
Bullish on The Muse…The True Secret to Success? Quit
Bullish Q&A: What About Dudes Who Skeeze on You at Conferences?
Bullish: Why More Socialism Would Help 51% Of The Population Create More Jobs
Bullish Q&A: Help! My Job Experience Isn’t “Professional”
On “Having It All,” Feminism, Picking the Right Partner, and Lifestyle Design
Bullish on DailyWorth…How to Hold a Conference for Almost No Money
Bullish on The Muse: Actually, The Way Women Talk is Just Fine
Bullish Q&A: Caring for Financially Irresponsible Parents
Bullish Q&A: Side Hustles + Undermining Colleagues in Academia
Bullish Q&A: How Do I Get Bullish With My New Biz While My Partner Pays the Bills?
Bullish Q&A: My Family Wants Me to Get a Boyfriend
Bullish Q&A: How Do You Get Motivated for a Huge, Unimaginable Life Change? (Like Graduation)
Bullish Q&A: I’ve Got a Side Hustle, But Am I Thinking Too Small?
Bullish on DailyWorth…How to Handle a Bad Boss
I once considered writing a book entitled “How to Make $30,000 a Year and Sleep as Late as You Want.” Small, quantified claims are so much more credible than “Make a Million Dollars While You Sleep!”, “The Ten- Minute Workweek,” “7-Minute Abs,” etc. (Now, I’m thinking about “How to Make Six Figures While Loitering in Foreign Coffee Shops.”) So, while…
Having trouble concentrating long enough to really get things done? There are totally solutions for that. It occurred to me to write this column when I read a friend’s Facebook status update: “Just completed my third pomodoro!” Um … like the pasta? I Googled. It turns out that there is something called the Pomodoro Technique. According to the website, “The…
I’m going to sound like your mother for saying this, but you probably shouldn’t quit your job in a blaze of glory. Blazes of glory don’t buy you groceries two weeks later when radio programs have stopped wanting to have you on the air via telephone and your internet fame has been eclipsed by a video of a zoo animal…
I had always assumed that I was bad at reading maps. Reading maps was always something my father did on car trips while my mom alternately slept, fed us baggies of Chex cereal, and told us to shut the hell up. My dad didn’t delegate. On dates, I would often wander around, chatting amiably with some guy and not paying…
People should stop saying “Any publicity is good publicity.” In 1910, William Jennings Bryan used the famous whistle-stop train to campaign for a proposed Constitutional amendment against special interests. That is: to spread a message, he literally spoke out of the back of a train, after which more coal was shoveled into the firebox and they hurried on to the…
In last week’s column, Personality Qualities Way More Important Than Anything on Your Resume, I noted that “An impressive resume is the new high school diploma.” A resume is a formality, it’s background information and you’re in the foreground — if you’re looking for work, you should depend about 20% on your resume and 80% on your skill in pitching…
I have spent the last couple weeks working on a new profession I had not even been previously aware existed: textbook punch-up. Have a dry, academic-sounding textbook? Call a comedian who majored in philosophy! Now your textbook is full of logic jokes! This has prompted me to think: while I think my resume looks pretty good, no one gives a…
I have a love/hate relationship with certain “motivational” literature. On the one hand, there are some good ideas, one of which I’m about to recount. On the other hand, the idea that your happiness is entirely dependent on your mental state can keep you from taking action to actually make changes, and in many cases is a way for employers…
Business is a lot like dating. Like cold-hearted, competitive dating among people who don’t love each other. In other words, like awful, awful dating. Once upon a time, when I was considering moving to New York, I looked for jobs. A Director of Marketing position was available at a company I’ll call QuixoticIdea.Com. I was an unconventional candidate — I’d…
I once put up an ad on Craigslist for a personal assistant. I’m not very good at managing people, and I know that, so I wouldn’t want to mislead anyone. The ad basically said, “I’m a big idiot with lots of stuff going on. Here are fifty things I need to do (send press releases, make hardboiled eggs, wait in…