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Meanwhile in Pakistan, a new 3-D, animated children’s show is supposed to debut featuring a crime-fighting WOMAN in – get this – a burka. In case you couldn’t tell by the title.  Yes, it's the Burka Avenger, a mild-mannered school teacher by day and a defender of women’s education by night. She fights villains who are trying to close girl's schools with pens and books. Are those super powers? I guess they can be. BECAUSE KNOWLEDGE IS POWER. Okay, she’s not Wonder Woman, but it’s a noble cause. It's inspiring...
Director Sebastián Silva, best known for his film The Maid, has created the next manic pixie dream girl (MPDG) film. If you’re not familiar with the manic pixie dream girl trope, watch Feminist Frequency’s video. In short, the MPDG is a female character whose sole purpose is to teach an uptight male protagonist to let loose and enjoy life. Beyond that purpose, however, the MPDG seems to have no life of her own. Often the audience knows nothing of her desires, her dreams, and her goals....
  If you didn't have a Lisa Frank backpack at some point in your life, then I'm sorry your childhood was so miserable. Those iconic neon animals and the weird, ice-cream filled world they lived in was the stuff of dreams. Or the stuff you would hallucinate if someone spiked your Sunny D with acid.   Not that I would know from experience. In any case, there's a so-simple-it's-brilliant Tumblr called Funky Fresh in Lisa Frank, and it is exactly as good as you think it is. BASICALLY...
  IT'S TODAY, IT'S TODAY! The BUST Magazine 20th Anniversary Extravaganza has finally arrived! Music, cupcakes, feminist superstars, golden bras...it's gonna be ridiculous. If you haven't gotten tickets yet, GET ON IT - there are a few spots left, and we want to see you there!     If you (like me) are all set to par-tay with a ticket in your excited little hand, take note of our schedule to make sure you don't miss any of your favorites.  Here's a breakdown of tonight's festivities: Believe it or not, this list...
  I must say that after I watched the short documentary “Space Barbie,” I felt very conflicted. I'd heard of Valeria Lukyanova before - a Russian woman living in Odessa, Valeria has used plastic surgery and extreme body modification to become what she calls a “refined girl," and what the rest of the world calls a Barbie doll.     Disturbing, no? I don’t think her impossibly unnatural appearance sends a good message to women, especially to young girls. At the same time, I believe that people should do...