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We all know how it felt when Beyoncé dropped an album straight from heaven into our laps without advance notice in 2013. The shock and unbridled joy of that moment can never be replicated, but when Netflix released the third season of Orange Is The New Black six hours early during primetime last night, our reaction was just as joyful. The news first broke via an announcement by Netflix bigwig Reed Hastings during last night’s invitation-only Orange Con event, held in New York City. I’m a...
There are few things in this world I love more than the Muppets, but a feminist Muppet? I definitely love that more. Last week, international celebrity, best-selling author, and fashion icon Miss Piggy received a Sackler Center First Award from the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum. The prestigious award is presented to women who have broken barriers and charted changes in all disciplines and areas. Past honorees include Associate Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Toni Morrison, Jessye Norman, Susan...
  We don’t really need to gasp about how much we like Lena Dunham again (we’ve done it so many times, like here and here and here), but you know what? Feminists do what they want, so we’re going to wax poetic about her SOME MORE. In the latest edition of “Lena Wins the Day," our gal is going to appear on the 27th season of The Simpsons, that family comedy cartoon you used to think was funny but is now your guilty pleasure, if you still watch...
What do a pack of cigarettes, an ex-husband, and the nation of Cuba have in common? According to last night’s Women of Letters, a literary salon, they’re all someone’s Greatest Teacher. For those unfamiliar, Women of Letters is an Australian non-profit that celebrates women’s voices and the (nearly) lost art of letter writing while raising funds for various charities. Each night hosts six different women who come write letters on a common theme, which last night was “My Greatest Teacher.” The events take place in cities across...
BUST interns even got in on the action! The latest selfie trend is here: People are taking pictures with tampons to break the taboo around menstruation. Why should we be ashamed about a natural function of our bodies?!Plan UK paired up with V Point News to start this trend. The companies want to not only address stigmas and taboos about period, but raise awareness for the millions of woman around the world who go without sanitary products. You can text TAMPON to 70007 or go online...
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