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Women’s mass exodus from the financial industry

TweetJust when you thought the finance industry couldn’t get any more dude-heavy, The Wall Street Journal (via Annie Lowrey) reports that women are leaving the financial industry behind: In the past 10 years, 141,000 women, or 2.6% of female workers in finance, left the industry. The ranks of men grew by 389,000 in that period, [...]
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New “female-friendly” sex shop opening in Portland Oregon

Tweet I was excited to find this new sex shop opening in Portland Oregon. The website says late November–any readers from Portland know if it’s open yet? While She Bop doesn’t use the language “feminist” sex shop, it sounds pretty close to it! From their website: She Bop is a women-owned sex toy boutique specializing [...]
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Recession fueled youth entrepreneurship

Tweet Description of video content after the jump. Campus Progress has an article, Getting Creative in the Great Recession, to go along with the video above. According to the article: In October, unemployment for individuals ages 20-24 hit 15.6 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It’s pretty sobering news for people in their [...]
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New French Quotas for Businesswomen

TweetThe Guardian reports that France’s center-right party, that of President Nicolas Sarkozy, has proposed legislation that sets benchmarks for businesses to bring women into the boardroom: In a bill submitted to the French parliament this week, all companies listed on the Paris stock exchange would have to ensure female employees made up 50% of their [...]
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Largest LGBT newspaper publisher shuts down, taking six publications with it

TweetVia Queerty, news today that Window Media, the entity that published six LGBT newspapers and magazines, shut its doors this weekend leading to the death of six publications: Southern Voice, Washington Blade, South Florida Blade, 411 Magazine, Houston Voice and David Magazine. This is just another casualty in the journalism meltdown we are experiencing, but [...]
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