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 The fourth and final of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels, “The Story Of The Lost Child,” was released today, and it seems like everyone is catching “#FerranteFever.” Ferrante’s four-volume series follows the complicated friendship of two women, Elena and Lila, as they grow up in Naples, Italy in the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s. If you haven’t picked up the Neapolitan Novels yet, you should. Here are five reasons to love Elena Ferrante with all your feminist heart. 1. Read More
In an exclusive interview with Yahoo! Beauty, Meg Cabot dishes on our favorite fictional princess, Amelia Mignonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renald of Genovia, and her stance on feminism.  Both Cabot and the character she created are proud feminists, and we at BUST couldn't be happier. She understands the power of a princess on young women (and old), and uses it to empower our gender. Read More
                Paris’s streets are named after important people in history. That’s all fine and dandy, except for one thing: only 2.6 percent of those streets are named after women. Seems like "people" in this case actually means men. A group of Parisian feminists decided to take a stand and cover the old boys with some powerful ladies.  Quai de Nina Simone certainly does have a nice ring to it. See the new and improved streets below. All images via The Local Read more on BUST. Read More
Judy Blume is no stranger to female empowerment. She’s authored books that portray girls and women exactly as they are. Blume doesn’t shy away from topics like puberty and sex – she embraces them. She’s told Makers about how feminism shaped who she is. In a recent interview with 92nd Street Y, Judy spoke of how tired she is of feminism being treated like a “dirty word.” “You’re this or you’re that,” she says of what people attach to the label. “Yes, I’m a feminist!” she exclaims. Read More
Starting my period the night before a marathon would absolutely lead me to withdrawing from the race and eating several pints of Ben & Jerry’s instead. This is exactly why Kiran Gandhi is a hero and deserves all of the gold medals. Gandhi is a Harvard Business School Graduate, drummer (playing along side M.I.A.), and all around badass. Instead of reaching for chocolate, she woke up, put her running shoes on, ditched the tampon, and finished her race in 4 hours, 49 minutes and 11 seconds. Did you just say ditched the tampon? Yes, yes indeed, I did. Read More
One of the hardest things in life is being a man. Seriously. It must be so exhausting making 23 cents more than women. Even more difficult is having feminism ruin a man's sex life. Ugh, I couldn't imagine a life filled with such hardships.  Luckily, the patriarchy has Dr. Catherine Hakim keeping the bigotry alive. Hakim has previously argued for marital couples to cheat on one another, and in her most recent published paper, she attributes feminism to sexually unsatisfied men. Read More
One made us love Lucy, another brought the funny to Carol Burnett, and a third was the first female TV exec in history. Meet the broads who fought their way into the early days of broadcasting. When The Mary Tyler Moore Show presented a single (and happy) workin’ urban gal in the early ’70s, it was considered a trailblazer—one of the rare television shows that portrayed a modern woman without being patronizing. TV has come a long way since then, baby. Read More
VICE has grown exponentially from its early punk magazine years, giving rise to niche, off-shoot websites like Noisey (for music fiends!), Vice News (for those who care about current events and global issues but hate the stuffiness of traditional outlets) and Motherboard (for lovers of tech and geekery!). But this week, VICE readers will notice a newcomer to the lineup: Broadly, a lady-centric news source for “women who know their place.” One word: YAAAASSS. Read More
The “Masters of Sex” star is all about embracing her femininity and taking no shit. She wrote an essay for Cosmopolitan discussing reproductive rights, female presidents, and a lack of interest in sleepover dance parties, saying, “I don’t want to be a boy, but I sure as hell want to be equal to them. Perhaps that’s what I’ve been striving for all along.” After growing up a tomboy, Caplan now celebrates her femininity. Read More
When Kevin T. Porter and Demi Adejuyigbe began a little podcast about Gilmore Girls last fall—after the former half-jokingly tweeted the idea—they weren’t expecting a big audience to latch on. “When you first start anything that’s completely independent, you assume you’re operating in a vacuum and that 200 people max are going to listen,” Porter said. Read More