Happy International Women’s Day, BUSTies! In honor of today's very important celebration, we've compiled a list of awesome quotes from our favorite feminist trailblazers. You know, the badass ladies who impacted (and are impacting) our history in unforgettable ways. From Jane Austen to Malala Yousafzai, these women have inspired us to stand up and fight for what we believe in. And here’s to many more years of celebrating YOU, lovely readers! Because, ... Read More
BY PRINCESS WEEKES
on Feb 20, 2015
Real talk: Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters, and George Eliot have monopolized the 18th and 19th century "groundbreaking female author" title. While we greatly respect their hustle, it should be noted that kickass female authors were around even earlier. We've put together a list of these women for your reading pleasure—women who set the foundation for the great works we know today and made it slowly more acceptable for women to be writers. Even though ... Read More
BY Emma Tilden
on Aug 07, 2014
Carrie Brownstein, Portlandia comedy queen and feminist rock-star extraordinaire from the band Sleater-Kinney, is embarking on a new project that will take her headlong into the wonderful world of Austen fandom. Brownstein will complete the screenplay of Lost in Austen, begun by three-time Oscar nominated writer (When Harry Met Sally) and director (Sleepless in Seattle, Julie and Julia) Nora Ephron, but cut short by her passing in 2012. Though this will be her ... Read More
BY Emma Tilden
on Jul 29, 2014
It’s not news to any of us that Jane Austen is one of the most amazing goddess/writers of human history, which is why, whenever I hear about anything remotely Austen-esque, I get ridiculously excited. Then, when I learn that this Austen-spired thing is also super feminist and fabulous, I need to take a second to avoid hyperventilation.
You can only imagine what my morning looked like when I clicked the link to Manfeels Park, a comic with dialogue ... Read More
BY Hannah Baxter
on Jun 24, 2014
In the past year, Buzzfeed, that pinnacle of workplace distractions, has become something of a crystal ball for those searching for a deeper understanding of his or her inner psyche. I swear sometimes it's like a tiny internet paw is reaching through my computer screen and telling me, "It's okay if your sense of direction is akin to a drunken toddler. Everything is going to be okay once I tell you whether or not you win at eating." Well, that is a bad ... Read More
BY Brittany Allen
on Jan 31, 2014
Though I remain convinced that this year's sweeping Twitter trend, “#readwomen2014,” was the agitated invention of my personal two good friends over a literary-minded meal one day – this movement, whatever its genesis, is gaining plenty of traction. The idea is this: in response to the hundreds and hundreds of years wherein penis-toters dominated literature, science, politics, you name it – we ladies will now do a bit of reclaiming and make ... Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Nov 01, 2013
Jane Austen is one of the few writers who has truly survived the test of time. Countless salacious sequels, PBS specials, and costumed meetups continue to thrive despite the fact that Austen hasn't produced much work since 1817. So really, it was only a matter of time before everyone's favorite witty woman made her way into the virtual world. Yes, I am talking about a Jane Austen video game.
Ever, Jane, an MMO currently campaigning on Kickstarter, ... Read More
BY Katharine Ernst
on Aug 21, 2013
So Hollywood took a big leap when it released Austenland, a movie directed, written and produced by women. Finally! I haven’t seen it yet myself, but it sounds damn funny. It’s an offbeat romantic comedy based off the 2007 novel written by Shannon Hale. In Austenland, a single, 30-something Jane Hayes (played by Keri Russell) travels to a English resort following her obsession for all things Jane Austen. After spending all her money to stay ... Read More
BY Charlotte Dow
on Oct 15, 2012
Jane Austen isn’t everyone’s cup of high tea. Some of my high school friends were on the brink of burning their copies of Emma during honors lit senior year (due to the amount of work involved in studying the novel rather than the actual content). To make Austen a bit more relatable for this day and age, Hank Green and Bernie Su have created a web series adaptation of Pride & Prejudice, aptly named The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.
This series ... Read More
BY Catie Colliton
on Jul 26, 2010
Happy Monday! For all of you ladies out there who love Jane Austen and Fight Club, here's a video to start your day off right. Ladies— welcome to Fight Club.
"We were no longer good society..."
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Photo: Jane Austen
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