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It looked for a minute there like Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) had gone so far into the deep end of offensive ignorance that the left and right could come together in outrage. But then, of course, Twitter brought to light the sad truth that not everyone was flabbergasted when the Senate nominee claimed that it's impossible for women to get pregnant from "legitimate rape" (whatever that means). Thankfully, many of the #IStandWithAkin tweets were sarcastic: But some really do seem to think that what he said was...
On NPR's "The Takeaway" this morning, BUST's Managing Editor Emily Rems remembered the groundbreaking subversiveness of legendary funny lady Phyllis Diller. The comedy icon, known for her self-deprecating humor, died yesterday, leaving behind a sassy legacy for today's lady comics. Listen to the full segment here, or below! {audio}http://www.thetakeaway.org/audio/m3u/231605/{/audio}   Photo credit: TVWeek.com         ...
The Augusta National Golf Club, aka the Masters Tournament course, has decided to allow women (albeit only two) into their prestigious club in Georgia. Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and financier Darla Moore are the two first female members.   Some are praising the club for this move, and noting that it represents a milestone for women in business. However, I can’t understand why any woman would even want to be part of a club that has only now, in 2012, decided to allow women to...
Phyllis Diller, celebrated comedienne, passed away this morning at the age of 95.  She will be missed terribly by the entertainment industry, by her fans, and of course by her friends and family.  She was a pioneer for funny women everywhere, her jokes unabashedly sassy, feisty and brazen.  She truly paved the way for other women entering the world of stand-up comedy, all while debunking the stereotype that women aren’t laugh-out-loud hilarious. Diller is perhaps best known for her stand-up act, in which she glided about...
Though she may play a pretty little liar on the small screen, the real-life Shay Mitchell has a heart of gold. Since November 2010, the actress has been raising awareness for the Somaly Mam Foundation, a non-profit founded by trafficking survivor Somaly Mam to aid victims of modern day slavery. Through her partnership with the organization, Mitchell has done quite remarkable things, including traveling to Cambodia to visit shelters and meeting with trafficking survivors. Most recently, the starlet created her own fundraising page to support the Somaly...