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2014 was, by most accounts, a pretty rad year for the ladies in the crowd. Politically, we’ve got more woman than ever before in Congress (100 to be exact), the first African-American Republican Congresswoman,  and a blatant smack down of  extreme anti-abortion laws. Women have thoroughly flexed their social media muscles, creating trending hashtags like #YesAllWomen, #WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft that united women and allies against violence, misogyny and sexism. Read More
In this season of giving, I’d like to take the time to talk about that piece of ourselves which is sometimes the hardest to give: our time. It’s no secret that volunteering is a beneficial activity for anyone, both mentally and physically. Not to mention the fact that there are always others who will benefit from you donating some of your time. I have only recently made volunteering a part of my routine. After graduating college and moving to New York, I was feeling a little lost—I needed to find a way to integrate myself into the city and meet some new people. Read More
After being found unconscious in a freezing Winnipeg river, having survived a near-lethal assault, 16-year-old Rinelle Harper made an influential appearance at the Assembly of First Nations. Rinelle Harper is the victim of, unfortunately, one out of the many violent attacks that happen yearly against aboriginal women. While she was being hospitalized, her family granted the police homicide squad permission to release her name to the public to search for any information about the assault. Soon after, the police arrested two men and charged them with attempted murder. Read More
It's Throwback Thursday. You've probably already posted your Instagram picture (#tbt) and are now anticipating Flashback Friday with a mid-afternoon coffee in hand.  In honor of the day we (randomly) associate with looking back, here is a list of 9 inventions that were created by ladies. Let me add "badass" to that last statement.    1.) Grace Hopper Admiral Grace Marry Hopper joined the military in 1943 ( there's the "throwback"). She was stationed at Harvard where she began work on the IBM Mark I. Read More
It’s only good vibrations from here on out.  There’s a new bedroom accessory coming (pun intended) and it’s in pursuit of pleasure equality.   DAME Products, the Brooklyn-based sexual health startup has made “the first hands-free, strap-free, non-intrusive couple’s vibrator” that closes the pleasure gap. EVA has flexible wings that can retract when pressure is put on them, and that makes EVA discreet and versatile. It might be TMI, but the device works because EVA tucks under the labia majora (because we know you were wondering). Read More
In 2008 Kathy Griffin became the first woman to make it to #1 on the Billboard Top Comedy List, and five years later she became the third female comedian ever to win a Grammy. As 2014 comes to close, Griffin is keeping busy on a nationwide comedy tour, preparing to replace her late hero Joan Rivers on E!’s Fashion Police, and will be honored in Monday’s release of MAKERS: Women in Comedy on PBS. The show will explore how the comedian fought to find a place for herself and future generations of women in the world of comedy. Read More
  Our BUST Craftacular is a week away from going down in London; it’s only natural we pay some homage to a Union Jack-sporting female. You know all of those cool photographs you see on your Tumblr and Pinterest dashboards that show ever-fashionable mods, punks, and rockabillies? Of course you do! You've probably even re-blogged a couple to boot. It's possible Anita Corbin took the images you've been looking at; she photographed the "informal uniforms" of different female subcultures in London about thirty years ago. Read More
We've all seen it. At some point in our lives we've passed by a group of people trying to guilt the universe out of being Pro-Choice. At best this is mildly annoying, but usually these activists, who utilize gory posters, "dead" baby dolls, and shaming, make women feel criminal.  Journalist Sunny Hundal was in for a renewal of faith in humanity when he started filming anti-abortion activists ( members of Abort67) outside of a London clinic. Read More
On the cult comedy Community, Gillian Jacobs’ character, Britta, is a fan favorite. Here, she dishes on her childhood as a “baby feminist,” her upcoming role on Girls, and the trouble with balls When I meet Gillian Jacobs for lunch at Bouchon Bistro in Beverly Hills, it’s kind of a banner day. Alison Bechdel, originator of the Bechdel test—a handy way to determine whether a movie is sexist—has just been awarded a MacArthur Genius grant. Read More
The New York City chapter of the National Organization for Women will be rallying today against the latest poll from TIME magazine that said they would like to ban the word "Feminist" from our lexicon in 2015, along with the words "bae" and "kale." NOW is having none of this nonsense, even after TIME's sad attempt at an apology for the poll results.  The protest will be today (November 19) from 12:30pm-1:15pm at TIME Headquarters, 1271 Avenue of the Americas (6th Ave. between 50-51st). Read More