From Columbia Business School students:
Act like a man, get called a bitch. A love letter to all the badass bitches who aren’t afraid to be themselves in the business world #BiB
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While Meghan Trainor's hit "All About That Bass" celebrates body confidence, a new feminist parody takes more of an intellectual approach to equality.
Created by three Columbia Business School students, "Bitch In Business" puts a feminist manifesto to the tune of Trainor's "All About That Bass." The students, who are part of a group called the CBS Follies, describe the video as "a love letter to all the badass bitches who aren’t afraid to be themselves in the business world."
The video itself is a bit sharper than Trainor's pastel-filled, hip-shaking video, and even includes a few slightly NSFW lines, such as: "You say 'Babies are for girls! Business is for boys!'/Try telling THAT to my stay-at-home fuck toy." Other amazing one-liners include, "Making these suits look good while I close the wage gap," and "Gettin’ called bitch means I'm doing something right." Preach.
It's no secret that sexism is alive and well in the business world (along with many, many other industries). If a woman is viewed as too "abrasive" or too "pushy" she runs the risk of being labelled a bitch, but those same qualities in a man might brand him as a strong leader. Everyday sexism at its finest.
From Milford Daily News:
BELLINGHAM — When Linda received an unexpected call from Toys R Us on Wednesday, she dreaded answering, so concerned that the store wanted to cancel her $50 layaway purchase for missing a payment.
Instead, the store told the Franklin resident to come pick up the gifts for her two sons: A complete stranger had paid for them already.
The Hartford Avenue Toys R Us needed to make similar calls for more than 150 layaway accounts that day. Dubbed a “layaway angel,” a still-unknown woman had come in during the afternoon and the evening to pay for $20,000 worth of merchandise, clearing the store's entire balance.
Described by employees as a bubbly older woman and a local, she offered the store manager a hug and reportedly said, “If you have it, give it."
One employee said the woman told her that knowing the layaway purchases were taken care of would help her “sleep better at night.”
The woman is one of many "layaway angels” who have glided into Toys R Us stores and retailers across the country in recent holiday seasons to “pay it forward,” said company spokesman Bjorn Trowery.
Last week at a Toys R Us in Woburn, Trowery said, a man paid for the layaway accounts of the eight people behind him in line, a total of $1,200.
“With the holidays here, people look for interesting ways to spread some cheer,” he said, attempting to explain the phenomenon. “It’s a fascinating gesture. I find it interesting that it happened back-to-back weeks in Massachusetts.”
The trend began a few years ago, and in the last two years, retailers have reported more and more instances of “layaway angles” quietly paying down entire accounts.
Linda, who preferred not to give her last name, is grateful for the Bellingham angel’s generosity.
She had gone from store to store last weekend with just $9 in her pocket desperately looking for one that would accept a few dollars for a layaway purchase of toy cars and racetracks for her sons, ages 10 and 11.
And initially, the single mother was incredulous after being told news that someone had taken care of her account.
“I thought, ‘You have to be kidding me,’" she said. "I almost wanted to cry. It was only $50, but to me that’s a lot of money, and that someone would go and do that gave me chills.
“What she did was so caring and thoughtful,” Linda added. “I feel like I was part of something special – touched by an angel.”
The holidays have inspired many others to do similar good deeds for total strangers.
Tom Gubitosi went to his local Walmart in Farmingdale, N.Y., on Wednesday, and gave $100 shopping sprees to about 200 children each. Gubitosi donated the money in honor of his late mother, who loved children, WABC TV reported.
Also on Wednesday, dozens of police officers in Cape Cod, Mass., treated 26 children to lunch and $200 gift cards for the annual "Shop with Cops" program.
Earlier this month, Houston Texans receiver Andre Johnson bought $16,266.26 worth of toys for 11 children in the care of Child Protective Services, ESPN reported. At Toys "R" Us, he gave them each 80 seconds to place what they could in shopping carts. He's been hosting shopping sprees for kids since 2007.
Last year, a Florida man used more than $21,000 of his own money to pay down layaway account balances at a Walmart in central Florida.
Greg Parady, who runs a financial planning company, told ABC News that his mother had struggled when he was growing up and he wanted to help others who may have had a similar experience.
“I was a layaway kid so it's nice to be able to help," he said.