Topic: Career

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 »

Bullish: Should You Act More Confident By Making Yourself Larger (Like a Blowfish)?

Bullish:  Should You Act More Confident By Making Yourself Larger (Like a Blowfish)?

I am really tired of business advice that, if followed precisely, allows women to attempt to compete to be second place at best. Let’s make our voices deeper! Let’s take up more space when we sit! Let’s clench our fists when we walk into a room, as though we’re ready for a fistfight! I have actual boxing experience (see Bullish Life: What I Learned From Being Captain of My College Debate and Boxing Teams at the Same Time), and I am not going to win any kind of fistfight, ever. This is a losing game. More »

Bullish: Should You Do What You Love?

Bullish: Should You Do What You Love?

Are you really at the very peak of success when your profession requires you to drag your sorry-ass, bloated, nauseated body into an office by 9am every morning and to stick around until evening — regardless of how much value you’ve created or whether you’re in the best place to accomplish your work — for show and solidarity? More »

Lorde Calls Taylor Swift Out On Being A Bad Role Model For Girls, So Commence The Slow Clap Now

Lorde Calls Taylor Swift Out On Being A Bad Role Model For Girls, So Commence The Slow Clap Now

If you’re looking for a new person to worship this week, let me point you in the direction of the 16-year-old Lorde. The up-and-coming singer just threw some major shade in Taylor Swift’s direction and we can’t help but cheer her on. Partially because we have what one commenter deemed “a pathological hatred of the singer,” and partially because Lorde points out one of the biggest problems with Taylor Swift’s public persona — it’s bad for girls. More »