Topic: street harassment

Bullish: How Getting Hit On By Dudes Trains You For Career Negotiations

Bullish: How Getting Hit On By Dudes Trains You For Career Negotiations

How is negotiating different for women? Well, for one, we do less of it and should do more of it. I’m sure you’ve heard that. I’m sure you’ve also read that people (both men and other women) like us less when we negotiate, although I have a hard time caring when I have enough money to drink Macallan 18 the way I used to drink Sutter Home.

I think there may be a few other gender differences that are less talked about. More »

BareMinerals Wants You To Run For Fraternity Boys’ Viewing Pleasure Because You’re ‘Beautiful When You Sweat’

BareMinerals Wants You To Run For Fraternity Boys' Viewing Pleasure Because You're 'Beautiful When You Sweat'

This kind of obnoxious campaign doesn’t encourage anybody; it just tells us that we should don our hair and makeup according to what dudes like. Look, if I want to wear red lipstick to go running (and I most certainly have), then I will, and it won’t be because I want to look “cute” in my adorbz wittle lady wunning gear. More »

It’s Spring, Get Psyched For More Street Harassment

It's Spring, Get Psyched For More Street Harassment

Holy shit, you guys, it’s finally spring. Birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and every molecule of your pale, pale body is crying out to be caressed by warm air. And if you happen to be a woman, or any type of seemingly non-straight male cisgendered person, really, you can also expect the added bonus of that most seasonal of specials, street harassment. Oh boy! More »

Creepy Reporter Bro Celebrates Spring By Thanking (Catcalling) Women For ‘Showing Some Skin’

Creepy Reporter Bro Celebrates Spring By Thanking (Catcalling) Women For 'Showing Some Skin'

So the day before yesterday was the first warm day of the year in New York City. It was in the 70s! Many women (self included) celebrated by putting on their beloved summer clothes that had been sitting in the back of their closets all winter and reveling in the feeling of sun finally touching their pale, light-deprived bodies. Meanwhile, many men celebrated by flexing their ability to make random women on the street uncomfortable by yelling unsolicited comments about their looks. More »

Bullish: Seven Sentences To Boost Your Career (and Life)

Bullish: Seven Sentences To Boost Your Career (and Life)

Back before Bullish was even a tiny bovine-embryo in TheGloss’s collective unconscious, I wrote a column about shutting down street harassers in which I suggested a single line to silence most harassers, while refusing to play their game: “That’s not an appropriate way to talk to a woman you don’t know.” (How do you resond to that? “Yes it is, ma’am”?)

Whether you are in salary negotiations or merely trying to do more and better work than the person in the next cubicle, sometimes all you need is one sentence.

Here are some sentences that I’ve found extremely useful in improving my career and life. More »