On the Scourge of ‘Office Speak’

The way we speak in offices now is a result of a movement to humanize the worker. Emma Green, writes about the history of office speak at The Atlantic and notes that the original reason for office speak was a shift in the thinking. Employees were no longer cogs in the machine, but individual human beings who excelled at work when they felt valued. By cloaking simple concepts in theoretical self-actualization, these phrases were meant to empower the employee and prime them for success.

Not Everyone Can Afford to Fight the Patriarchy

The Atlantic and the Shriver Report have teamed up for a series on women and poverty and it has featured voices like Nancy Pelosi, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Barbara Ehrenreich (okay, and Beyoncé!)Emma Green writes about the economics of women and marriage, asserting that only rich women can afford to reject marriage on principle