Country radio is pulling Little Big Town’s "Girl Crush" because it promotes the gay agenda. It's an infuriating development, and we were so into defending a lesbian-themed country song...until it was complicated by the fact that it’s about a heterosexual longing. Huh. “I want to taste her lips, yeah cause they taste like you / I want to drown myself in a bottle of her perfume/I want her long blond hair, I want her magic touch / Yeah ... Read More
In Egypt and many parts of the Middle East, men do not speak their mother’s names aloud in public spaces. Doing so is considered wrong and makes the mother vulnerable to ridicule by others who may drag her name through the mud by making it a source of mockery and shame. Instead she is referred to as “the mother of (x),” and as time goes on, her name is forgotten and no one remembers it. She becomes literally defined by her status as a ... Read More
So it's officially spring. Instead of celebrating in high-waisted shorts, we're having to celebrate with our jackets on and snacking on office take-out. But we aren't letting snowflakes get us down—we're looking forward to Netflix's new April titles (and the warmer weather that will hopefully follow).  Starting April 1st, Netflix will be removing some pretty longtime favorites: Mystic Pizza, Friday the 13th, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and Sense and ... Read More
I was never a fan of Cinderella as a child; there was something about a grown version of Pollyanna that did not appeal to me. As an adult, I've come to appreciate the original Disney cartoon and the many upgrades to the story writers have produced over the years. So after the advancements of Ever After, Into The Woods, and Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella (both the 90s Brandy-starring and current Broadways versions), I was hoping that this new Cinderella, ... Read More
The weekend is coming. We're super stoked to go home and curl up in our beds with some Outlander before it comes back (shout out to BUSTies Holly and Princess), but first, here are five feminist news stories you might have been too busy being a killa' queen this week to catch:  Rihanna is Making History as the First Black Representative of Dior It's ridiculous that it took Dior seventy years to have a black representative, but we’re pretty psyched ... Read More
Instagram has a problem with periods. Recently, the social media app removed several pictures uploaded by poet and photographer Rupi Kaur because they violated the "community guidelines." Her violation was posting pictures that showed her menstruating. Part of an artistic collaboration between Rupi and Prabh Kaur, the art project was done to expose that even though we are comfortable with sexualizing women, belittling and abusing them, we are still disgusted by ... Read More
Day after day, we are confronted with more horrifying news about campus sexual assault—and the valiant effort in stopping it. Thankfully, there are people out there like Cierra Kaler-Jones, AKA Miss New Jersey, making it their mission to end these instances once and for all. In this article, originally posted on Narratively, Kaler-Jones discusses her experience as a minority in the pageant world and how she’s using her position to openly talk to young ... Read More
If you, like us, live in NYC and love an event celebrating authors of every ilk, PEN DIY is totally worth checking out. Each month, PEN America Center hosts an author to speak o the craft of writing: “Building on oral traditions, parables, and the rich history of artists as unpretentious makers, PEN DIY celebrates how literature can be approachable yet unexpected, and how it can help us make sense of our lives.” April’s PEN DIY, titled “How ... Read More
We all remember Peggy Young's case against UPS when they put on her unpaid leave due to her pregnancy. The Supreme Court finally made their ruling this week, and it's good news for working ladies having babies. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 forbids employers from discriminating against any employee with respect to their sex; the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1987 added a clause that specifies discrimination against pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related ... Read More
The Fraternity and Sorority Political Action Committee, aka the FratPAC, plans to lobby Congress this April for changes that will make college sexual assault cases even more difficult to report: The group wants the criminal justice system to resolve cases before universities look into them. Why? Because they seriously believe that students accused of sexual assault are treated unfairly. As of right now, the U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to ... Read More
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