“I urgently request to speak to the president, because I’m tired of living with this illness. I want her approval so I can get a shot that will make me sleep forever.”  That is the plea, 14-year-old Valentina Maureira made in an effort to end her life. Valentina Maureira is suffering from an incurable genetic disease, cystic fibrosis, it is the same disease that took her younger brother’s life when he was just six years old. She made ... Read More
Female ejaculation, while scientifically proven to exist, is treated like the Bigfoot of female sexuality. There is documentation, but no one is really quite sure how it all works. Well, Jill Soloway, creator of Transparent and Wifey, has teamed with ‘Funny or Die’ to create a video that shows what could happen if you managed to harness the power of the mystical female ejaculate.   The scene opens with our protagonist Mel, complaining about the ... Read More
Surely some comic book fan woke up this week and decided they were going to set out to win BUST's heart. There's been news of all female spinoffs, characters coming out as bisexual, and now, members of bulimia.com are re-envisioning the bodies of super-heroines as more down-to-Earth figures.  When the team at bulimia.com saw Buzzfeed's Disney princess makeovers, they decided they should take these super-human ladies and give them some super human bodies. ... Read More
This past year, we’ve seen substantial progress toward empowering rape survivors to come forward, but it is no secret that the process is still a blame-and-shame game—a long and arduous process that rarely results in justice. Victims, who have already gone through unimaginable trauma, are forced to endure hours of questioning and physical examinations. This is, of course, necessary in investigating any crime, but rape is very often not given the ... Read More
We know you’re busy kicking ass at whatever you do in the world, and we wouldn’t dare expect anything less from you. But all that ruling so hard can get in the way of some good ol’ internet reading, right? We got you, girl. Here are our top five stories from the week:1. Several brands are stepping up and embracing body diversity, both in their ad campaigns and in their products. We’re especially excited about these six. 2.  What can we ... Read More
  To say women of color are underrepresented in science and tech fields is a gross understatement. Black women fill just three percent of computing jobs in the U.S. And according to a recent study, despite expressing interest in STEM fields in higher numbers, black women are less likely than their white counterparts to obtain degrees in those fields. That’s why, as a biotech professional with a degree in engineering, Kimberly Bryant, 48, was ... Read More
  It’s been a big week in female superhero universes. First Gwen Stacy was bitten by a radioactive spider, and now Catwoman has come out of the closet as bisexual! In issue 39 of the Catwoman comics, Batman’s anti-hero kisses another woman. Genevieve Valentine, who took over the character’s spinoff  in October, couldn’t be happier that she’s established Selina Kyle as a “cannon bisexual,” which she describes as an ... Read More
Some men are so keen to speak on behalf of women’s bodies, but they sure do know jack-squat about them. This was recently proven by Idaho State Rep. Vito Barbieri during a hearing for a bill prohibiting the prescription of abortion drugs via telemedicine. Dr. Julie Madsen, speaking on behalf of using web-cams for prescribing drugs, was explaining the pills used in colonoscopies that allow doctors to see its progression through the intestines. This is when ... Read More
Recently starting its second season, Broad City has managed to captivate audiences with its outrageous sketches, hilarious guests, and all around feel good vibe. Creators Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson are magnetic, and though they are blowing up big these days, they come from a humble place. "During the webseries we were never viral. It was always just the quality of viewers," said Ilana Glazer in an interview in which she and Jacobson talked about the ... Read More
It's no secret that we live in a world where the media constantly, repeatedly, over and over and over again (do you get the idea?) forces one narrow idea of ‘beauty’ in our faces. Last year, Victoria’s Secret made the mistake of marketing that image as the “perfect body,” and naturally, people got upset. First of all, as a culture we’d probably all benefit from erasing the word “perfect” from our vocabulary. And ... Read More
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