Facts! According to a new study detailed in the Atlantic, "mommy brain" is a real thing (which anyone who has ever grown an entire human being in their body already knows). The very real change comes from an increase in a mother’s flow of hormones, which are necessary to build the bond needed between a new mom and her baby. These changes in brain activity are the reason that some not-especially child-crazy ladies are able to find motherhood rewarding. We ... Read More
Cake stars Jennifer Aniston as Claire, a woman who gets booted from her “support” group for women in chronic pain for being "insensitive." Claire develops a morbid fascination with the recent suicide of one of her support group members, Nina (Anna Kendrick). She goes to the spot of Nina’s suicide and befriends her widowed husband (Sam Worthington), all the while having dark, goading hallucinations of Nina. We know from the beginning that ... Read More
We We are so excited to hear that many of Paris’ top-notch chefs are women. To celebrate, here are some of our top picks of powerhouse women chefs all over the world. Prepare to be hungry—and, if you can, stop by their restaurants for what’s sure to be a delicious meal. 1. Michelle Bernstein. Restaurant: Michy’s. Location: Miami, Florida This former ballerina put on quite the show when she stole the Iron Chef title from Bobby Flay with the ... Read More
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
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