BY Olivia Harrison
on Oct 15, 2015
After seven successful seasons, the television series Mad Men ended this past May. I loved this show on such a deep level for one major reason: the women. The development of the female characters throughout the course of the show is what I connected to the most. Peggy, Joan, even Betty, they were the reason I tuned in every week (well them and Jon Hamm’s damn gorgeous face). The finale season was especially exciting because it so clearly hinted at the impending Feminist Movement of the 1970s. The characters and viewers both felt that things were about the change for women in America. Read More
BY Erika W. Smith
on Oct 01, 2012
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 journalism in the 60s or 70s. Until the 1970s, rampant discrimination kept women out of the newsroom. Read More