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The fight for gender equality in fiction lives on. For the past year, gendered book covers and the people fighting against them have highlighted the inner workings of sexism in the publishing biz. Who could forget the outcry over The Bell Jar’s 50th anniversary cover?     By the way, that cover is still featured on Google’s results page for the novel. Thanks for listening, publishers. And what about author Jim Hines’ genius photo project ridiculing female character poses seen on most fantasy covers? His stiletto-wearing gams made us...
Last time we checked in on Miss Eaves (AKA Shanthony Exum) she was rapping about everything from kitties to NPR. Now she’s teaming up with Surfing Leons in a brand new video, looking fiercer than ever. No, there's no Nyan Cats flying around behind her this time, but it's still pretty awesome. With a backdrop that recalls a 40’s thriller and a backbeat that sounds like it was ripped out of an early 90’s arcade game, Miss Eaves raps hardcore about betrayal and revenge. And not...
This is a sponsored post. Jo Piazza knows a truth or two about dating rituals - the kinds you're afraid to admit you know about. Many of our relationships don’t begin with the first date or even the first smile. They don't start with an introduction or even a vision of what our future lover might be like. Each new relationship usually begins with the decline and crash of the previous one. Those most recent love disasters form the burning effigies we walk away from in confident...
Meet Lupita López, a Mexican bullfighter who is making waves as a strong, motivated woman in a sport completely dominated by men. Coming from a long line of bullfighters - her great-grandfather, grandfather, father and brother - Lupita is the only one to reach full matador status, or in her case, matadora status. Not everyone at BUST is a fan of bullfighting (it can get pretty gruesome) but Lupida herself stands for lots of things we do believe in. She exudes strength, determination, focus, composure and most...
If you’ve ever sold yourself short professionally, there might be more at work than you think. A new study sheds light on some of the reasons why women tend to give their colleagues more credit than they give themselves, especially when working on stereotypically masculine tasks with male co-workers. The 'Who-Me?' face is probably not your best workplace look. Researcher Michelle Haynes, a psychology professor at University of Massachusetts Lowell, was first interested in this study (cleverly dubbed "It Had To Be You (Not Me!)") when she...
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