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This podcast makes total cents The podcast Her Money first came on my radar through Ann Friedman, feminist writer extraordinaire, when host Jean Chatzky had her on as a guest. I listened to the episode—about the financial side of freelance life—and realized how refreshing it was to hear women talking about money. Which is basically what each weekly show (ranging from 25 to 50 minutes) is all about. Chatzky, a financial journalist and author, interviews guests about traveling on the cheap, how to pay for college...
In today’s news of why some men are the worst, we bring you the viral picture of a young man making an aggressive humping motion at the “Fearless Girl” statue on Wall Street. The “Fearless Girl” was erected across from the “Charging Bull” statue last week, just before International Women's Day and A Day Without A Woman. In the days since it was erected, it has already become a destination for girls and women of all ages. Lori Heinel, State Street's deputy global chief investment...
It started with a comment from a coworker. She looked at the book I was reading with hard eyes; I can’t remember the title, but I know it was feminist text. I was reading a lot of those because of the election, when I realized how little I knew. “What are you reading?” she asked. I held up the book, even though I knew she knew what I was reading. “Why are you reading it?” Ah, there was the real question. “Because if I’m going to...
Last week, SNL made headlines with a sketch of men using feminism as a pickup line. This past Saturday, the crew was back at it again with "A Sketch for the Women," on the theme of male feminists, this time tackling the ever-irritating trend of men mansplaining women’s issues. Host Scarlett Johansson and cast member Aidy Bryant began the sketch by explaining that they, and the entire female cast, had proudly taken the day off for A Day Without A Woman. Because the sketches are...
In a brilliant way to demonstrate sexism in publishing, a bookstore in Cleveland, Ohio has turned all the books by men backward for Women’s History Month, leaving only the spines of books by women visible. Loganberry Books shared photos of their bookstore display earlier this month, and they have since gone viral. “Illustrating the fiction gender gap: We’ve silenced male authors, leaving works of women in view,” reads a sign by one bookshelf. Loganberry Books founder Harriet Logan told BuzzFeed that she has highlighted women’s work every...
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