As we all know, the current state of reproductive rights in our country is far from ideal. (That is, of course, if you’re into having some sort of control over when you bring a human life into this world.) But last week we hit a new low: An all-male committee of Republicans voted to end Colorado’s pregnancy prevention program, which is the most successful of its kind in the nation. So successful, in fact, that the National Family Planning and ... Read More
#HowToSpotAFeminist: She’ll be the woman with the scraggly beard tucked under a smelly armpit, brandishing a man-hating picket sign, spouting some anti-capitalist nonsense while breastfeeding in public, or burning a bra with a stick of incense. This was the intended mockery in the trending hashtag Doc Thompson recently sparked on The Morning Burn. Totally understandable: It’s just too hard to spot a feminist in this day and age, when normal looking ... Read More
Baby showers usually blow. Don’t get it twisted; we love our friends and want their kids to have nice things. But sitting around watching someone open presents and playing lame games just isn’t awesome. Here are some tips on how to throw a shindig that both guests and the mom-to-be will love. Here’s what not to do: Don’t have a big gift-opening ceremony. Without it, people can come and go as they please without feeling like jerks, and the ... Read More
While we aren't shocked that the new Mad Max: Fury Road movie starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron has countless explosions and epic action sequences, we are surprised to hear that Vagina Monologues creator Eve Ensler played an integral off-screen role as a consultant. In the film, Max and Furiosa team up and race across the desert with five former female captives who are vital to the continued wellbeing of the human race. These five women, decked out in ... 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
 Heads up BUSTies! Mother's Day is this coming Sunday, and although you shouldn't need another reason to celebrate the extraordinary maternal figures in your life, it's a great opportunity to show some gratitude. I mean, not many people can be tasked with changing your diaper, putting up with your teenage angst, listening to your long distance meltdowns, explaining how to fill out your W-2 AGAIN, coaching you through a six layer lasagna over FaceTime and still ... Read More
The Sony hack, as problematic as it may have been, really put the spotlight on Hollywood’s backwards insecurities about race, gender, and sexuality when it comes to the types of movies that get produced. Now, due to another round of leaks, Marvel Studios’ lack of confidence in female-led movies has been exposed.   From: "IP"  To: "Lynton, Michael" Subject: Female Movies Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2014 05:32:50 -0400 Michael, As we discussed on the ... Read More
AbFab fans your prayers have been answered: the movie is coming! Jennifer Saunders confirmed on Britain’s Loose Women that, finally, after years of waiting, the film is officially going to happen. “There is a plot and that’s the miracle,” shares Saunders. “It involves all the main characters and virtually everyone that’s ever been in the series, all those characters.” The cult classic, which aired for five seasons and ... Read More
Rose McGowan has always been a BAMF, but lately she has been expressing more of her frustrations with Hollywood sexism and it is delicious. In an interview on DP/30 back in 2014, McGowan spoke about her career, but also on being objectified by media and realizing that she didn’t belong. IndieWire released a speech she delivered on April 21st to the Sisterhood of Traveling Producers which contains some awesome advice on how to deal with sexism in the industry ... Read More
  It’s hard to believe, but summer is right around the corner—and that means it’s almost time to strut down the street in your cutoff shorts, ice cream cone in hand, with some fresh tunes blasting from your headphones. If you're in need of some new music inspiration, look no further than rad Brooklynite Lane Moore’s band: It Was Romance. Brilliantly brooding vocals and killer dance beats combine on the record (which is officially out ... Read More
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