Being “beautiful” is a lot of work and sometimes the things we wear to look good can almost seem medieval. Tina Fey, on her last appearance on “Late Show with David Letterman” the lovely former BUST cover girl stripped down to her Spanx just to show what goes on underneath pretty clothing. Proclaiming this to be her last fancy dress (because who dresses up for Jimmy?), Fey took the time to properly model her blue number. “Since is my ... Read More
A lack of female directors in Hollywood is a constant reminder of the industry's failings when it comes to women behind the scenes. US News released an article showing that 93 percent of the 250 top grossing domestic films in 2014 did not have a female director and, with the exception of producers, most areas of film making are lacking are male dominated. For the women that do make it, there is a huge amount of sexism being flung at them—but anymore, they ... Read More
It is a Jubilee Year, a.k.a. a Catholic year of Mercy, and Pope Francis is yet again proving to be James Dean levels of cool by directing priests to pardon women who have had abortions.  Generally, this is a good thing. Because it's a year of mercy, priests are encouraged to pardon and forgive all “sinners." Which is to say that women who have had an abortion have sinned, and have something they should be repentant for in the first place. That's ... Read More
It was recently announced that A Quiet Passion, the biopic about inspiring American poet Emily Dickinson, is finally going into production after it was first announced back in 2012. Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon will play Emily Dickinson and Pride and Prejudice star Jennifer Ehle just signed on in an unknown role. A Quiet Passion will begin filming in Belgium next week with Terence Davies directing. Of the film, Nixon said: “When I read what Terence ... Read More
When Maggie Young started writing a memoir about the 23 men she slept with between the ages of 16 and 26, she didn’t expect it to become a liberating and relatable story for women living in an age still plagued by misogynistic treatment, absurd double standards, and impossible expectations. But that’s exactly what Just Another Number is: A raw, honest reflection on her adolescence through early adulthood that fearlessly details her struggles with ... Read More
Sometimes you just need a GIF to sum up how you’re feeling. From reminding us how awesome girl power is to smashing patriarchy to bits, these awesome feminist GIFs do just that. They're all we want to look at today. Check them out below!  1. When people ask how you became a feminist.   2. When you need to explain what Womanhood is.    3. When you just need to shut someone down.   4. When you're trying to contribute to the ... Read More
One of the most successful and influential artists of her generation, Tori Amos has sold over 12 million albums, played over a thousand shows and has had multiple Grammy nominations. These 2-CD deluxe editions of her debut and sophomore solo albums, Little Earthquakes and Under The Pink,have been newly re-mastered and each paired with an entire disc of rare B-sides, live songs and bonus tracks, compiled and produced by Tori Amos. In addition to a raft of hit ... Read More
For better or for worse, life changing circumstances require a response. Sometimes it’s a friend with an unexpected pregnancy, a new job, an engagement, or a career move. You buy them a card at the grocery store, slap on a “congratulations,” and it sounds pretty okay. But when someone close to you is diagnosed with cancer, loses a family member, or undergoes some painful experience? We can be at a loss for words. Chances are we are grieving with ... Read More
When celebrated artist Frida Kahlo died in 1954, her husband Diego Rivera locked her clothing in a room that he ordered not be opened until 15 years after his death. True to Rivera's wishes, photographer Isiuchi Miyako only gained access to Kahlo's belongings in 2004, and took these amazing pictures.  There's something especially powerful about this look at Kahlo's most intimate possessions: It could be the fact that it reminds us the artist was a human, not ... Read More
What do we associate with roller skates? Disco, afros, fast food, maybe Patrick Swayze in Skatetown USA. We definitely don’t think of the Victorian Age, which calls to mind matronly tight-laced women and extreme poverty as opposed to shredding it up at the local skating rink. But say you were a Victorian middle or upper class youth, and your every romantic endeavor was carefully watched by your elders... Wouldn’t you strap wheels to your feet in order ... Read More