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The weekend is coming. We're super stoked to go home and curl up in our beds with some Outlander before it comes back (shout out to BUSTies Holly and Princess), but first, here are five feminist news stories you might have been too busy being a killa' queen this week to catch:  Rihanna is Making History as the First Black Representative of Dior It's ridiculous that it took Dior seventy years to have a black representative, but we’re pretty psyched ... Read More
Day after day, we are confronted with more horrifying news about campus sexual assault—and the valiant effort in stopping it. Thankfully, there are people out there like Cierra Kaler-Jones, AKA Miss New Jersey, making it their mission to end these instances once and for all. In this article, originally posted on Narratively, Kaler-Jones discusses her experience as a minority in the pageant world and how she’s using her position to openly talk to young ... Read More
We all remember Peggy Young's case against UPS when they put on her unpaid leave due to her pregnancy. The Supreme Court finally made their ruling this week, and it's good news for working ladies having babies. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 forbids employers from discriminating against any employee with respect to their sex; the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1987 added a clause that specifies discrimination against pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related ... Read More
  Being a parent is hard (that goes without saying), but Sweden is dream for stressed out people looking to raise a family–no other country has such a generous outlook on family life. Sweden allows parental leave up to 480 days until the child reaches the age of nine. During that time compensation is given at 80% of the employees normal salary with the inclusion of a bonus because—here's the kicker—sixty of the allowed days must be taken by ... Read More
Women may have a long history in the nursing profession, but that doesn’t mean that female nurses have a leg up on the guys when it comes to overall salary. According to recent reporting by NPR, it turns out that male nurses make anywhere from $3,900 to $7,700 more than their female counterparts. Cue disgust and lady rage. Admittedly, the wage gap is a dynamic and complex issue that’s about way more than an apples-to-apples assessment of who makes more ... Read More
We’ve all heard it before, either from friends or A-list celebrities... You know, that disheartening and annoying retort to the question of whether or not a woman aligns with feminism: “I’m not a feminist—I love men!” Ah, the classic mix-up between feminism and men-castrating lesbians. Too bad the dictionary definition (a person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes) is so vague! There are many ... Read More
We've been holding our breaths (for like, YEARS) waiting for Hillary to finally announce her candidacy. But since she’s been keeping us all in the dark, we've had to come up with ways to stay occupied. This about covers what we've been doing to pass the time: 1. Rage rolling our eyes at Ted Cruz’s presidential bid because we know it would be detrimental to all women if he were to become president.  2. Finally getting around to reading Hard ... Read More
Mo’ne Davis remains a better person than any of us as she steps up to defend the college baseball player who was removed from his team after calling her a slut via Twitter. Davis, 13-years-old, wrote to Bloomsburg University asking the school to reconsider its decision to kick Joey Casselberry from the team after his online comments. Dear Dr. Soltz, I am writing about the Tweet sent out by your baseball player, Joey Casselberry, and his dismissal from the ... Read More
Take a look at today’s Google illustration, a young woman clad in a white button down shirt and bright blue bowtie surrounded by little circles of all things mathematics, as if she were simply daydreaming about theoretical physics and algebra. Odds are, she was. Meet Amalie Emmy Noether, better known as Emmy, born 133 years ago today. You may not know her—and today not many do, but it’s time we learn about the woman Einstein called “a ... Read More
  As the adage goes, the only people who truly understand a marriage are the two individuals within it; but it’s hard to ignore certain trends that arise in hyper conservative communities where men hold all the power and women are tasked solely with subservience. It’s even harder to ignore the facts: Women who seek divorce in Orthodox Jewish communities face serious repercussions beyond the run-of-the-mill trauma of an average marital unraveling. They are ... Read More
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