While there is so much amazing, female-friendly television programming out there at the moment, it’s hard to fathom a world in which women's media interests actually outrank those of their be-penised counterparts. But once a year, we get a taste of what that world would be like: Super Bowl Sunday might take up all the bandwidth on ESPN, but all the other channels are acutely aware that non-sports fans, ladies included, might want to watch ... Read More
Happy Friday BUSTies! It was a fairly quiet week in our neck of the woods (with the exception of a possible snowpocalypse that turned out to be more of a mini-blizzard). Following last's weeks eleventh hour abortion restriction bill, we're actually a little glad to have a slightly slower news week. Any time period where women's rights aren't institutionally pared down goes on the good pile, in our books.   So what did happen that you may have missed? ... Read More
Things have been pretty bleak around here since Flight of the Conchords went into self-imposed exile. The hilarious music duo and one-time BUST cover boys Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie walked away from their band after creating 2 seasons of the best comedy series ever to hit HBO, taking with them the hopes and sex dreams of a nation of smitten women and girls. But now comes news that these adorable kiwis will be bringing their sugarlumps to our shores ... Read More
  The Australian's bizarre obituary of bestselling novelist Colleen McCullough has received international attention for its sexist second sentence: "Plain of feature and certainly overweight, she was, nevertheless, a woman of wit and warmth."  McCullough's The Thorn Birds sold over 30 million copies worldwide, making her the most successful author in Australian literature.  So for your pleasure I have written a few other obituaries in the style ... Read More
A recent interview has Joss Whedon pointing out the cold, hard truth: The lack of women in comic book movies has sexism in the industry to blame. “It's a phenomenon in the industry that we call 'stupid people'," he said. "There is genuine, recalcitrant, intractable sexism, and old-fashioned quiet misogyny that goes on.” This isn’t the first time that the avid screenwriter has spoken out against sexism in the industry. During his acceptance speech ... Read More
This isn't the first time you've heard us chatting about our awesome friends over at Speed Rack. The competing ladies stir up some great booze, but they also do it for a good cause;They've raised over 250,000 dollars globally for breast cancer research! Now, the ladies are at it again. On Saturday,February 8th,2015 Speed Rack will host another friendly competition in Seattle, Washington between 2:00-6:00 P.M.  Promoting female bartenders already has them on ... Read More
You might not know this, but women have been making some pretty badass progress in Africa over the past few decades. Since 2008 females have held at least 50% of Rwanda's parliamentary seats, Liberia's current head of state is a woman, and two years ago Senegal elected its first female prime minister.The most successful social movement in Africa's recent history has been the women's movement, thanks directly to the incredible efforts for ladies, by ... Read More
We all have those girls we're especially tight with. They're the ones we can always rely on to be there, to be honest and fair. That heartwarming motif is what I thought director Celine Sciamma ( Water Lillies, Tomboy ) would cast a fresh, new light upon in her french film Girlhood. To my disappointment that was not the case: Mareme ( actress Karidja Touré )  feels suffocated by her family setting, her lackluster grades, and the boys club ... Read More
BUST says yes, too. It’s no surprise that women are still facing the “frat boy culture” when it comes to big time Silicon Valley companies and trying to make it big in this landscape is not easy, not fun, and pretty backwards as we see it. So while the big (little, immature) boys figure out how to not be idiots toward women, here’s a list of the women who are making it big out West on their own. 1. Glassbreakers: a mentor/mentee startup ... Read More
Plot twist! Turns out the leader behind the controversial Men's Right's Movement used to be pals with Gloria Steinem. Mother Jones released a profile of Warren Farrell's journey from feminist to hero of the haters, and we are left with an unshakable feeling of unease (as well as many questions—like, for one, why is this guy only ever photographed in a cave? Like here. And here. And oh yeah, also here.)   In the 60s, feminists were excited about the ... Read More
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