Author Archives: The Jane Dough

Student Loan Debt Is A Girl Problem

Student Loan Debt Is A Girl Problem

Every week we wade through a ton of stories full of bad news about college costs and student debt. With educational debt having outpaced consumer debt a few years ago, the news that 7 million students will likely see the interest rates on federal subsidized loans double in July, coupled with the revelation that one third of millenials regret going to college, I have to wonder if student debt is becoming a gendered issue. More »

Awesome Study Now Confirms That Your Job Is Making You Uglier

Awesome Study Now Confirms That Your Job Is Making You Uglier

And it just keeps getting worse. According to a new survey (but The Daily Mail reported on this so take it with a grain of salt), high powered career women who have stressful jobs may struggle to find love and this is partly because the stress of their jobs is making their bodies decay. Well, I added that last part but basically, not only are you working harder and therefore have less time to meet men, but the stress from your job is making you less attractive as well. More »

How To End Your Smartphone Dependency

How To End Your Smartphone Dependency

Smart phones have changed the landscape of the working world. These handy devices offer fast organization for those in a time crunch, calendar alerts for the forgetful, and on-the-go email access for those who need to be in constant communication with their offices. These electronic planners can also tie users to their work twenty-four hours a day if they’re not careful. Are you a smartphone workaholic? If you answer “Yes” to any of the scenarios below, you might have a problem. More »

Do Men With Wives Who Out-Earn Them Have An Inferiority Complex?

Do Men With Wives Who Out-Earn Them Have An Inferiority Complex?

The first thing that stood out to me with this article is that….the problem didn’t seem to be that the wife was making more money than the husband, it was that the husband wasn’t holding up his end of the bargain. If the whole point of having someone stay home is so that person can keep the house, coming home to laundry and dinner when you’re also the primary breadwinner would be infuriating. More »

(T)Workin’

(T)Workin'

It’s hard out here for a young professional: wages are getting lower, work hours are getting longer, and you barely even smiled at that GIF your friend just sent you. But don’t reach for the 5-Hour Energy just yet — sometimes all you need is a good jam to help you get by. More »

Our Pro-Arrest Domestic Violence Policy Is Hurting Young Women

Our Pro-Arrest Domestic Violence Policy Is Hurting Young Women

Since the mid-1980s, there has been an exponential increase in the number of girls arrested, waiting in detention, and serving time in foster placement. According to statistics published in 2009, of all juvenile arrests, 25% are arrests for crimes of domestic and family violence. These arrests disproportionally affect girls: although young women represent 29% of all juvenile arrests, they make up 31% of assault arrests, 35% domestic violence arrests, and 41% child-to-parent violence arrests. It is this last number that is particularly disturbing. It is widely known that child-to-parent violence is more complicated than the name might suggest, and is often correlated with other violence in the family. More »