Tag Archive for sexism

Dinosaur Discovered in Boston

Dinosaurs are not extinct. They still roam the Earth – here in Boston. I know. I met one. Last week, looking for some business advice, I sought counsel from a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women entrepreneurs. The advisor with…

Hairbrained Commentary on Women in Politics

When ABC News reporter Terry Moran tweeted that President Obama called Kayne West a jackass, the media debated whether or not journalists should report what is said before an official interview begins. [hana-code-insert name=’Jackass’ /] But when Senate candidate Carly…

What’s Best for Working Mothers

The Mama Bee says the media is failing working mothers. As evidence, she cites Working Mother’s list of Best Companies for Women. Included is Novartis, the drug company that was just ordered to pay $250 million in a sex discrimination…

So if Robin Givhan isn’t sexist…

By now you’ve probably heard that Washington Post fashion columnist Robin Givhan took on Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan and her wardrobe in Givhan’s column this past weekend. She wrote about Kagan, “mostly she embraced dowdy as a mark of…

Is Elena Kagan a Careerist?

“She seems to be smart, impressive and honest — and in her willingness to suppress so much of her mind for the sake of her career, kind of disturbing.” So wrote New York Times op-ed columnist David Brooks about President…

Cindy Adams Gets it Wrong

Last week in the New York Post, columnist Cindy Adams shared advice for victims of sexual harassment. “Deal with it.” Adams writes, “Calling a lawyer to say, “I’m suing because this guy laid his hands on me”? Oh, please, if…

WWND?

Ladies, I need advice. Here’s the dilemma. What would you do if you wanted to affect positive change but you knew the change would not be well received if it was presented by a woman to an entrenched ole’ boys…

Won’t Work for Free

I am reeling. Still. Yesterday morning my client asked me to work for free. The client runs a startup organization and I know money is always tight when a company is trying to get off the ground. Businesses need marketing…

Newsweek takes on sexism

Brava to the three Newsweek writers who take on gender discrimination at their own magazine. In the March 29 issue Jessica Bennett, Jesse Ellison and Sarah Ball ask just how far women at Newsweek have come since 46 women filed…