Utah GOP Vice-Chair James C. Green wrote a letter, "Equal Pay for Women Has Consequences." Here is our response.
The Bearded Feminist
Utah GOP Vice-Chair James C. Green's letter, "Equal Pay for Women Has Consequences", submitted to the Wasatch Wave, got our blood boiling. As one of our Salt Lake City members put it, "That letter is gross and definitely made me pull a Picard-level face palm."
Town Hall Recap: Discrimination & Inclusion
I started to write and publish more and more and this was the moment I came up with the idea of “Bearded Feminist." The Facebook magazine portrays inspiring women around the globe to create a platform for role models for current and future generations.
My younger self was scared of the future; here are the things I would tell her.
Gathering to discuss diversity and inclusion of marginalized groups in the workplace can feel daunting. No matter where you fall on the spectrum of privilege, to discuss this issue is to be faced with the task of honoring your own experience and wisdom, while making ample room for others.
When my dad turned down a job, they called my mother and accused her of hindering his career
We don’t always see ourselves in the same way others see us, and, in my opinion, viewing ourselves with an alternative perspective it is the best way to grow. Pushing yourself out of your comfort zone can be difficult at times, but the benefits will last you your whole life.
How to grow your career without a network
How can it be that we have come so far and yet not far at all? While the number of those who still see women as second class citizens has drastically decreased since my mother's career began, it still seems the voices against women, the wage gap and reproductive rights are just as loud as they were twenty or thirty years ago.
How my anxiety got the best of me but won't again
The classic trope is that most people get hired through someone they know. One recent survey says 85% of its 3,000 employed gained their job through networking. And we all know, or can at least imagine, the benefits of alum networks or well-connected friends. But it’s not the only way.
Stop sabotaging yourself
My constant worrying about the “what ifs” and “buts” is a common part of the female ethos, one that makes up so much a part of our social and political identity, it’s difficult at times to even identify a separate sense of self, and one that has the grim potential to make us question our own abilities and ideas to the point of self-sabotaging.
How to tell your boss to fuck off
When we allow ourselves to step aside, it can feel surreal. We become more receptive and open to new ideas, new opportunities and meeting new people. It feels like our brain has more capacity to take more in and think creatively when we were foggy before because we were preoccupied and absorbed by those thoughts.
Money 101: How to Save, Spend, and Invest
Women are the work horses of the human race. Constantly carrying a heavier load than our comrades, and for longer. Studies have shown women have to work twice as hard to get half the recognition as men.
Keep your tiny hands off our rights
Recap of our workshops, Money 101: How to Save, Spend and Invest
5 Reasons I Changed Careers in my Twenties
We chanted, we sang, we danced, we wore our pussy hats. We lost our voices as we screamed, "LISTEN TO US!" This is what democracy looks like.
Feeling burnt out? Ways to cope when meditation isn't your thing.
After years of determination and struggling to climb the fashion ladder, I was in a new city with no job and a almost no social network. So what did I do? I switched careers and became a graphic designer.
Leslie Knope would've been proud of my great-grandmother
Over time I began to understand how a meditation and yoga practice were not just an escape; the lessons from these practices could be incorporated into the “real world” –including work—without necessarily adding in a lengthy seated meditation practice or yoga poses in the middle of the work day
8 ways to be an activist when you don't have time
All through her public career she was known as a “battler”. Marguerite held a prominent and decisive role in Dearborn political affairs in which she was a “colorful and controversial figure.” She was my great-grandmother.
How to get over your fear of negotiating
My current workplace is unlike any environment I’ve ever been in before. Executive leadership is almost exclusively comprised of white men, and there are no diversity initiatives to speak of. As a Jewish woman of color in a leadership position, I knew that I was in a unique position to affect change at work.
My boss only wanted to hire "pretty girls" and I didn't speak up
Throughout the town hall meeting, the women on the panel told stories of how they negotiated the price of a product to investors, their admission into college and what it was like to be on the other side of the table during negotiations. The common theme? Fear.
Don’t Take the Billionaire Bonus
I was one of the few women in the production crew. If the office hierarchy could be illustrated by a totem pole, I would have started out as one of the unglamorous but sturdy animals, like a beaver or a squirrel, the ones providing a fortifying nutritional base for the larger, sexier predators like eagles and foxes. The upper reaches consisted of all white dudes.
Everything you need to know about the wage gap and how to defend it when people tell you it's not real
A key to getting what you want also means not taking what is wrong for you.
What is "Women's work" and why is it paid so little?
If you Google “Wage Gap” the first thing that populates is “Wage Gap Myth”. No, the wage gap is not a myth, it is a calculation. We arm you with stats to back up your argument when you (inevitably) encounter those wage gap deniers.
For the past year, my Twitter feed has been littered with news of women’s accomplishments in STEM fields and programs encouraging women to pursue higher paying careers that have historically been male dominated. This coverage led me to believe that women were, overall, making more money and that perhaps the wage gap had shrunk.