“Lazy Girl Jobs”: This Is Not the Revolution We’re Looking For

Be careful the term you coin. It may stick and then we’re all stuck.

Vanessa Torre

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Just as soon as the sun set on “Boss Babe” and “Girl Boss”, the social media sun rose on “lazy girl jobs.” Taking over TikTok at an incredible rate is the notion of seeking jobs, mainly by GenZ women, that are completely remote, low-stress, high paying, end at 5pm, and devoid of meddling bosses.

On the surface, I completely understand the concept and its appeal. Last year, I quit my 22-year, well-paying career that came with a 112-mile round-trip commute and an excruciating work environment, in exchange for starting my own creative business so I could work whenever I wanted, wherever I wanted.

“Quiet quitting” opened the door and held it open to usher out hustle culture. It needed to go. We lived far too long being told by well-groomed 20-something men that if we weren’t getting up at 4am to “rise and grind” for 14 hours a day to build our empire, we would never amount to anything.

A culture shift is necessary. “Lazy girl jobs” is not the culture shift we’re looking for. In short, adding a gender tag to any part of women’s work experience is degrading and sets women back more than it empowers them.

The last thing women…

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Vanessa Torre

Top 10 feminist writer. Writing, coaching, and relentlessly hyping women in midilfe. linktr.ee/Vanessaltorre Email: vanessa@vanessatorre.com