The hidden sexism in workplace language

Still, even though we’re no longer referring to “lady doctors” or to “poetesses” and “authoresses,” says the BBC: Neanderthalic behaviour such as calling a woman “honey” or “baby” is as out of fashion as cave paintings. Particularly in the workplace, certain kinds of sexist language are simply no longer accepted. But there’s mounting evidence, anecdotal [Read More…]

My feminist strategy for dealing with criticism as a Christian leader

What do you do when you’re called shrill, hysterical or bossy? The executive director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches responds by feeling deeply and sharing her pain. Reprinted from Faith and Leadership. Christians say awful things to one another. I wish I hadn’t had to learn this as the leader of a Christian institution. [Read More…]

What happened when a man and woman switched names at work

Over on the other blog I run I’ve been sharing a lot of posts about gender, so this from the Independent caught my eye: Men and women work side by side, often tackling the same business issues, sitting through the same meetings and walking the same hallways but the common ground might just end there. Martin [Read More…]

Why Women Quit Working

Lots to ponder here about the role of caregiving in our society as well as the need for flexible working arrangements to help women fulfill all the vocations they are called to. [Read more…]

Business Travel: When to Bring the Kids and When to Leave Them Home

A little while ago, my faith-and-work-movement colleague Jeff Haanen of the Denver Institute published a great post on his personal blog called “Business Travel Have You Exhausted? Bring a Kid.” It contains good advice on how bringing along a kid on a business trip can actually help you see the world through new eyes, avoid [Read More…]

From the archives: Women, work, and productivity

“How should women reconcile the artificial divide between home and work? You may be surprised to learn this is a relatively modern problem. For most of history, the home was the small business unit of the local economy for both women and men.” [Read more…]