Tag Archives: gender

The First Year Myth

Confession: Our first year of marriage has been hard. Confession the second: So was our first year of dating. I take comfort in this. It helps me realize that we’re people who need to settle into things. To clarify, it’s not … Continue reading

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Why I Blog For Women — Part II

This is a continuation of yesterday’s post, in which I took issue with this article on Forbes.com.  Yesterday, I argued that feminist blogs empower women by identifying and talking about discrimination. I disagree with the argument in the Forbes article that … Continue reading

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Why I Blog For Women — Part I

[This is Part I of my response to the article “Why Blogs for Women are Bad for Women.”] Did any of you bloggers out there read this piece on Forbes.com?  It’s called “Why Blogs for Women are Bad for Women,” … Continue reading

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The Wedding Suit

One of the partners I work for is getting married in a few months. He is subtly subverting the wedding paradigm by having a groomslady (also a partner I work for). She has her groomslady dress, but he doesn’t know … Continue reading

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Interviewee Turned Recruiter

It’s interviewing season, if you’re in your third year of law school and want to work in Big Law. If you already work in Big Law, then it’s recruiting season. Things I’ve learned now that I’m on the other side … Continue reading

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In Which I Am A Hypocrite

I’ve repeated some version of what I’m about to say on here before. I don’t like it when women justify their choices as they make them. I think we do it because we’re insecure. I know we do it because … Continue reading

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Why Being Scared Of Fat Is Worse Than Being Fat

Confession: I’ve had a draft post about dieting and how I think it’s one of the worst things a person can do to herself saved for months now. It’s my way of dealing with the distress I feel every time … Continue reading

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It’s Still Not As Good As Rocky In Any Era

You’ve seen The Fighter, right? I didn’t until recently, because it sounded too much like The Wrestler, which is the saddest movie ever. I’m a sucker for boxing montages, though, and Husband doesn’t like Woody Allen, so this weekend he … Continue reading

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“Mostly The Women Are Very Warm”

Confession: I am totally intimidated by blunt women and women who speak their minds automatically, to people they don’t know well. This is something I learned about myself when I mentioned how intimidated I was by a girl in law … Continue reading

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Giving In

I dated this guy for a split second in college. Okay, maybe it was a month. No time at all, is the point. But because I was young and impressionable and I cared about what he thought, if only for … Continue reading

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