Did your college or university address sexism in the workplace as something that women should be prepared for? What has surprised you about the sexism you’ve faced in your career?
In honor of Women’s Equality Day, let’s discuss: Do you feel equal?
Ooh, here’s a great reader Q today: how to deal when your boss makes rude comments about your engagement ring. Here’s Reader C’s question: I am recently engaged, and am having difficulty handling my boss’s reaction. Specifically, he makes “joking” comments about when I will be quitting now that I am engaged. He gave me … Read More about How to Deal When Your Boss Makes Rude Comments About Your Engagement Ring
“How a Little Lipstick Could Add Thousands To Your Paycheck” — that’s the title of a recent Fortune article reporting on a new study. Anyone else feeling a little stabby? We thought we’d take a closer look at the research and discuss it here. Some questions to consider at the outset: Do you agree that “good grooming” affects your … Read More about Wear Makeup, Increase Your Salary?
2018 Update: We still think this is an interesting discussion of how to deal with offensive clients — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion about the colleague who offered the reader’s firstborn to sweeten the deal. How do you deal with men at work making derisive comments about the … Read More about Offensive Clients: How to Deal
Reader C has a great question about sexism disguised as gentlemanly behavior: I am a woman in a male dominated field (architecture). Many times I am the only woman in a meeting. All of the guys shake hands upon introductions. When it’s my turn, they hesitate or give me a lame shake the tips of … Read More about The Gentlemanly Limp Hand
How DO you deal with misogyny in the workplace? Reader J writes about a less than stellar lunch with male coworkers, concluding that she basically works with sexist pigs… My current workplace is relatively gender-balanced, and after a year of working here I haven’t really encountered any overt sexism. However, at a colleague’s small farewell … Read More about Oink Oink: When You Work with Sexist Pigs
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on what to do when your client hits on you, but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion of sexual harassment at work. We got a fascinating reader email from an eighth year attorney on the partnership track… I am actively trying to … Read More about What to Do When Your Client Hits On You