BY BUST Magazine
on May 18, 2014
Retta, the comic powerhouse behind Parks and Rec’s indomitable Donna, schools us on everything from owning Twitter to surviving V-Day.
If someone asks you who Retta is, and you reply “my imaginary best friend,” you’re pretty much in step with the rest of the world right now. The New Jersey native and hilarious triple threat (actor/comedian/trained opera singer) first became a household name with her portrayal of Donna Meagle, the uber-competent, luxury-loving, romance-adept Pawnee government employee on NBC’s long-running sitcom Parks and Recreation. Read More
BY Brittany Allen
on May 08, 2014
Looking for a new Twitter-cause (read: actual cause) to rally around? The Internet, as usual, is here to provide an outlet for all your righteous indignation. A new viral campaign concerning the lack of diversity in American literature is out for blood; #WeNeedDiverseBooks aims to expand the frontier of all those cis-person, straight, white, male narratives that have filled our bookstores and libraries for, well, ever. So, who's got a big web presence? Better yet, who knows a writer?
A lot of publishing people with clout have already lent a Tweet or two to the cause. Read More
For your consideration: "The Domestic Anti Nag Gag," a soccer ball-shaped device that promises to silence women and allow men to live their lives free of pesky female requests. The English branch of international clothing store River Island recently came under fire for selling this shockingly inappropriate item. Consumers were outraged when they saw the gag pop up on the brand’s website; among those offended was actor Jenny Bede, who promptly shared her thoughts with thousands of Twitter followers: “This can’t be real surely?! It’s disgusting. Read More
BY kelsey haight
on May 05, 2014
Okay, tabloids are annoying enough to begin with but the amount of shade they throw at women trying to complete simple tasks is totally ridiculous. Can’t they stop dramatizing every little move celebs make?! Vagenda Magazines twitter recently asked followers to ‘normalize’ hypercritical tabloid headlines and boy oh boy did they come through. Retorts vary from complimenting celebs for being normal human-beings, to simply acknowledging how good everyone looks and they should be left alone. Read More
BY Mary Rockcastle
on Apr 24, 2014
This Post may be contain content that is triggering to survivors of sexual assault.
Whether you’re into the world of comics or not, you know that it’s not a friendly world for women. Whether it’s the impossibly buxom women characters or the (mostly male) die-hard fan base, it’s hard to be a lady and like comics.
Janelle Asselin, a former employee of DC Comics and total comic fangirl, recently wrote a controversial article for the website Comic Book Resources. Asselin describes herself as a total comic junkie, saying:
“I live and breathe the medium. Read More
BY Elle Brosh
on Apr 11, 2014
Julia Louis-Dreyfus appears on the most recent cover of Rolling Stone Magazine wearing nothing but the preamble of the U.S Constitution - and perhaps a little more. Despite the misprinted John Hancock signature sitting right above Louis-Dreyfus's luminescent derriere, the image itself is rather shocking. At first I was a bit skeptical about the productiveness of Louis-Dreyfus's unexpected nudity, especially the photograph of a white-wigged fellow tattooing her lower back. Read More
BY kelsey haight
on Apr 07, 2014
All of my wildest dreams just came true. Hillary Clinton and Pussy Riot have united and will now take the world by storm.
Okay, maybe they aren’t plotting world domination, but at least they have met and are now definitely friends. The controversial Russian pop duo Pussy Riot posed with Clinton backstage at Tina Brown’s Women in the World Summit last week, and it renewed my faith in humanity. Read More
BY kelsey haight
on Apr 02, 2014
Lorde learned a lesson last year after criticizing some of her fellow pop stars Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez for having “unfeminist lyrics” or for being too “unobtainable and flawless.” It's safe to say that Lorde wasn’t trying to be catty or harsh, and seems more like the kind of girl who was more interested in holding people accountable and reminding us that celebrities aren’t perfect. We know she has definitely changed her tune since hanging out with Taylor Swift and many rumors of their blooming bromance. Read More
BY Andrea Stopa
on Mar 28, 2014
In case you've been lucky enough to evade the ignorance displayed by the total idiots who shared shockingly casual racist comments about Lorde's boyfriend James Lowe, good for you. Just to give you and idea of this bullshit, when you being to type "Lorde's boyfriend" into Google, one of the top suggestions is "Lorde's boyfriend is ugly." DO PEOPLE HAVE NO HEARTS? We think they're pretty cute. Read More
BY Amy Carlberg
on Mar 26, 2014
We already had to stand up and support that rape culture is a real thing and not a product of "female hysteria" this week. Now, thanks to Zerlina Maxwell's #rapecultureiswhen, we've discovered there might be a few people that agree with us.
"Rape culture" identifies the overwhelming normalization of sexual violence against women as a part of the cultural psyche, extending the cause of rape as an epidemic beyond individuals, to a culture that supports the mentalities that lead to rape. Read More