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A powerful riot grrrl combination is brewing and by the time they hit the road this spring, stages across the country are likely to explode. Hip-hop artist (and one of our fav girls) Lizzo will be  joining Sleater-Kinney for the first leg of their spring tour officially starting in February. As if Sleater-Kinney’s ‘No Cities To Love’ reunion (after a looong ten years) wasn’t enough, the beginning of their US tour is likely to have audiences losing their shit when Lizzo opens February 8th in Washington...
  Earlier this week we discussed Ava DuVernay’s historical Golden Globe nomination and expressed our sincere hopes that she would be able to conquer the Oscars’ Best Director category. Sadly, that won’t be happening. Though the film itself deservedly nabbed a nomination for Best Picture, DuVernay was shockingly left out of the race for Best Director. On one hand, it’s not surprising. Out of the eight best picture nominees, only The Theory of Everything (arguably) has a female protagonist, and only Selma is about people of color—the...
Happy Friday, BUSTies! We made it. Here are some noteworthy pieces of feminist news we know you wouldn't have wanted to miss along the way: Maggie Gyllenhaal’s very sweet and inspiring Golden Globes speech about the burgeoning “wealth of roles for actual women.” The US receives a “D” for reproductive rights on NARAL Pro-Choice America’s report card. This cute music video about douchebags made by some badass ladies. 10 ways women can stop manterruptions in meetings, courtesy of Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg. This depressing study finding that 1 in 3 male college students...
Great news, trekkies: Voyager celebrates its 20th anniversary today! January 16th of 1995 marked the first episode of this intrepid series. This is especially exciting as it also marks the anniversary of the appearance of Star Trek’s first female captain and star of Voyager, Kathryn Janeway, played by Kate Mulgrew. Star Trek has had female captains before Janeway, but she was the only woman to serve as the lead character in a series. She later went on to become a Starfleet Admiral. Whether you loved or...
  In 2004, AdWeek announced that Safilea Ahmed, a 17-year-old girl, had been suffocated by her parents after she refused an arranged marriage. It was eight years later when Safilea’s parents were finally convicted of her murder. It took Ahmed’s sister coming forth with the claim of having seen her sister asphyxiated with a plastic bag to sentence the couple.  They will do no less than 25 years of jail time - and we don't even think that is enough time.    Safilea’s murder is classified as an honor killing...