We know the weather is still cold where most of you are - unless you're that one lucky reader hailing from Perfect Temperature, U.S.A. However, we've already got our minds wandering to the warmer months. In the recent weeks Junkies has released new information about some head-banging, booty shaking music festivals we think you're going to want to hear about:  Shaky Knees Music Fest: Atlanta, Georgia  Taking place May 8-10, Shaky Knees will be rocking ... Read More
We recently read an article about the science of politely ending a conversation, which got us thinking about all the ways we deflect awkward advances on a regular basis. It’s no secret that women are targeted in what seem like even the most innocuous settings: pumping gas, ordering take out, and just getting the mail. These are all scenarios that have given us some regular practice at halting unwanted dialogue. And at the bar, come ons can sometimes be more ... Read More
According to a recent study by San Diego University, not much progress is being made in the movie biz regarding female directors, producers, and execs. The percentage of women doing major behind-the-scenes work -- from writers to cinematographers – was only 17%, which was the same number in 1998. This fact is even more disappointing when the data shows that it was a 1% increase from 2013’s figures. This means that there was a slight regress rather than ... Read More
A powerful riot grrrl combination is brewing and by the time they hit the road this spring, stages across the country are likely to explode. Hip-hop artist (and one of our fav girls) Lizzo will be  joining Sleater-Kinney for the first leg of their spring tour officially starting in February. As if Sleater-Kinney’s ‘No Cities To Love’ reunion (after a looong ten years) wasn’t enough, the beginning of their US tour is likely to have ... Read More
  Earlier this week we discussed Ava DuVernay’s historical Golden Globe nomination and expressed our sincere hopes that she would be able to conquer the Oscars’ Best Director category. Sadly, that won’t be happening. Though the film itself deservedly nabbed a nomination for Best Picture, DuVernay was shockingly left out of the race for Best Director. On one hand, it’s not surprising. Out of the eight best picture nominees, only The ... Read More
Happy Friday, BUSTies! We made it. Here are some noteworthy pieces of feminist news we know you wouldn't have wanted to miss along the way: Maggie Gyllenhaal’s very sweet and inspiring Golden Globes speech about the burgeoning “wealth of roles for actual women.” The US receives a “D” for reproductive rights on NARAL Pro-Choice America’s report card. This cute music video about douchebags made by some badass ladies. 10 ... Read More
Great news, trekkies: Voyager celebrates its 20th anniversary today! January 16th of 1995 marked the first episode of this intrepid series. This is especially exciting as it also marks the anniversary of the appearance of Star Trek’s first female captain and star of Voyager, Kathryn Janeway, played by Kate Mulgrew. Star Trek has had female captains before Janeway, but she was the only woman to serve as the lead character in a series. She later went on to ... Read More
  In 2004, AdWeek announced that Safilea Ahmed, a 17-year-old girl, had been suffocated by her parents after she refused an arranged marriage. It was eight years later when Safilea’s parents were finally convicted of her murder. It took Ahmed’s sister coming forth with the claim of having seen her sister asphyxiated with a plastic bag to sentence the couple.  They will do no less than 25 years of jail time - and we don't even think ... Read More
Between 1888 and 1899 the first auto repair shop opened, Carnation processed its first can of evaporated milk, and Edwin Prescott patented the roller coaster. More extraordinary than canned milk, though, is that there are 5 people who were born during those years who are actually still alive today and, damn, they look good. Bringing new meaning to, “I’ve seen it all” these five women have been through some of the greatest moments in history all ... Read More
Stay-at-home dad, Ryan Park, once had the honor of working under Ruth Bader Ginsburg and just gave us another reason to love the Supreme Court Justice. Ginsburg is only the second female Justice that America has seen (Sandra Day O’Connor was the first), and has taken tremendous action for women’s rights in her lifetime, by overcoming societal barriers and actively creating gender equality through U.S. law. The entire Atlantic article is definitely ... Read More
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