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When you hear the name Warren Buffett, terms that usually come to mind are "billionaire", "business mogul", and "one of the wealthiest people in the world".  The word "feminist’" doesn’t usually make the cut.  However, in an essay written for Fortune Magazine, Buffett urges businesses and employers to stop fueling women’s inequalities in the workforce, citing women as the key to America’s prosperity.  Buffett opens his essay ... Read More
My little sister, who is graduating high school this year, has been trying out new styles of makeup and also wants to dye her hair blue. She says that this is all in preparation for college. In a more brooding tone, she confesses "I feel like I care a lot about how I look... Is that bad?" In high school, clothes and style seem to be indispensable to one's self-worth, from the hairstyle to the shoes. Similar to my sister, many girls seem to be concerned that ... Read More
“Feminism has fizzled,” or so says this week's issue of New York Magazine. Wow, okay then-- tell me more, eh? The cover features a photo of a hip modern mom with a retro-chic frilly apron, an old-school feather duster, and the headline, “The Feminist Housewife.” The author, Lisa Miller, pushes the two labels against each other in head-to-head combat and attempts to uncover why choosing to become a stay-at-home mom can be a brave act of ... Read More
Several Christian institutions have notoriously severe punishments for sexual activity, but none seem quite as cruel as the case of San Diego Christian College employee Teri James. After the school discovered she was pregnant with a co-worker's child, they not only fired her, but offered her partner a job. The school claims they fired James for the act of premarital sex, but they were well aware that her now-husband Brandon James was the father when they contacted ... Read More
When Marissa Mayer was hired as Yahoo!’s new CEO last summer, feminists hoped that the pregnant business tycoon would advance the cause of women in the workplace. Unfortunately, it seems that Mayer might not be the feminist crusader that we hoped she would be. In a recent Yahoo!-wide memo, Mayer announced that “Speed and quality are often sacrificed when we work from home. We need to be one Yahoo!, and that starts with physically being together.” ... Read More
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg wants to start a women’s workplace revolution. Sandberg unveiled her plan for high-achieving ladies during her 2010 TED talk, during which she lamented the small percent of women who have reached the upper echelons of their chosen professions. Next up, Sandberg will be promoting Lean In, her manifesto/memoir/self-help book slated for release on March 11th. According to the Lean In plan, women will organize ... Read More
  Here at BUST, we are all women in journalism. As an experienced intern with a journalism degree, I’m used to seeing both classrooms and newsrooms full of driven, talented women. It seems only natural that I–and my female classmates and co-workers–belong in this field: we’re ambitious, capable, and damn good at what we do. It’s startling to realize that it would have been near-impossible for young women like us to break into ... Read More
Women make up the majority of the workforce these days, and have even been breaking into the boys clubs, also known as politics and comedy. Olivia Munn and (gasp!) Elena Kagan have proven to be the ladies of the week who combined both politics and comedy. One of our favorite new columnists at Salon keeps it real with some sassy advice for dudes who are too distracted by co-workers’ boobiliciousness, and we can’t help but think about that Debrahlee ... Read More
There's a new column on Salon dedicated to Lady Business. No not your 'lady business' but actual women in business! Any questions you have related to the workplace can be directed at the very funny Julie Klausner. Her advice column is dedicated to ladies navigating the workplace and includes topics ranging from determining appropriate skirt length to being a commanding authority as a female boss. The column isn't only for women though, so fire away too men! ... Read More
This week’s Village Voice feature article is about a woman who was apparently too hot for her male colleagues to focus on their own jobs. Debrahlee Lorenzana, a former Citibank business banker, is suing Citigroup for being fired because her sexy curves were too much her bosses to handle. The majority of the article focuses on how sexy she is, mainly Lorenzana reinforcing the fact that it’s not her fault she’s attractive and there’s only so ... Read More
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