A documentary is in the works on legendary comedian Gilda Radner, the first female cast member of Saturday Night Live and an inspiration to many.  "LOVE Gilda: The Legacy of Gilda Radner" is directed by filmmaker Lisa D'Apolito, who wanted to capture how Radner inspired thousands through both her humor and her determination to help those affected by cancer.  Radner’s comic genius was very much inspired by her vulnerability and honesty about her ... Read More
Roxane Gay has always had a full schedule, and fortunately for her followers, it seems she’s only getting busier. Following the May 2014 release of her first novel, An Untamed State, Gay’s collection of essays titled Bad Feminist became a New York Times bestseller. Its success sent her on a national book tour and propelled her in the direction of “household name” status (a feminist scholar developing this much clout? We are so excited ... Read More
As you may have heard, Karen O came out with her first solo album, Crush Songs, in early September. The songs on the album mostly concern themselves with the emotions that O was experiencing at the start of fall. O reported on her website that at the time she was crushing a lot, and unsure if she’d ever fall in love again. “They are the soundtrack to what was an ever continuing love crusade. I hope they keep you company on yours.” The music video ... Read More
  Nigerian entrepreneur Taofick Okoya is making a name for himself with a line of dolls called “Queens of Africa.” After trying to purchase a doll for his niece at the store and finding only whitewashed toys, he realized  stores in Nigeria were not carrying black dolls—and decided it was a major problem (which, of course, it absolutely is). Okoya took matters into his own hands by creating products that “to promote a positive ... Read More
  Here at BUST we agree wholeheartedly that women belong in the House. But let’s make one thing clear: They belong in the Senate, too. We were thrilled to see a record breaking 104 women (!) represented in the 114th congress this term, with 84 serving in the House of Representatives and 20 in the senate.   Representation is still low, though. Lawmakers remain overwhelmingly male and white. But women are making major strides in government and ... Read More
A New York Times article is encouraging sororities to throw parties as part of a larger effort to minimize the risk of sexual violence against women at campus Greek parties. The article claims that if sororities offered alternatives to frat parties, they would prevent some of the obvious dangers that many frat parties tend to have and create safer spaces for women to enjoy themselves. “Instead of only regulating fraternities,” the article says, ... Read More
No need to celebrate—but today marks the anniversary of the passage of one of many inane laws women have been subjected to over the course of American history, just because they have lady parts. On January 21, 1908, the Sullivan Ordinance was put into effect in New York City, barring the owners of public places from allowing women to smoke on their premises. Even more nonsensical than the idea of outlawing this in the first place is the fact that the law did ... Read More
We watched with bated breath last night during the SOTU...and were happy to find that women's equality issues came up a lot (deservedly so, of course). But for those of you who tuned out somewhere around the ISIS part or maybe missed the speech altogether, these were the five feminist items that stuck out the most to BUST editors. Drum roll please... 1. The pay gap has got to go. Congress is responsible for passing a law that ensures “a woman is paid ... Read More
THAT'S RIGHT. Abbi and Ilana met up with Corin, Carrie, and Janet at the Ace Hotel last week for a super sweet Q&A sesh (why oh why were we not in on this one?!). All five ladies are on top of the world right now, between a new season of Broad City and the band's U.S. tour and album (not to mention a little show called Portlandia you may have heard of). Abbi and Ilana checked with the trio about No Cities To Love, their life on the road, and what it's like to ... Read More
 In this day and age, everyone understands the power of a well-executed Valencia filter. But let’s get real: that morning muffin might have looked awash in a golden halo of soft light, but we all know that it was shoved into the depths of a purse about 60 seconds later for a crowded commute. Everyday life is decidedly less glamorous than how many of us portray it on our various social media accounts – Instagram especially – and yet we are ... Read More
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