BY Emily Robinson
on Jul 11, 2014
Remember Fox New’s Jesse Watters making that wholly unacceptable comment about “Beyoncé voters” (aka single women). If not, here’s a video to refresh your memory:
Yeah, you remember now. If there are two things you should never do as a news personality, they are A.) imply that single women (who control the vote you’re so worried about) are DEPENDENT on men B.) bring our girl Beyoncé into this. It’s the perfect ammunition for the internet to react in the hilariously perfect way it has. Read More
BY Emily Robinson
on Jul 08, 2014
Meet Lucy Flores, the Democratic candidate for Nevada’s lieutenant governor. She’s been a representative in Nevada’s State Assembly since 2010 (and was one of the first Latina members as well!) and instead of campaigning on policies that will “get the vote”, she campaigns on her own real story.
Flores grew up in poverty as a part of a family of 13 children in the Nevada district that she represents today. As a teen, she fell in with a gang and was sentenced to time at a juvenile prison. Read More
BY Maddie Maschger
on Jun 11, 2014
Yesterday morning, I woke up at 3AM. I got ready as quickly as possible, slipped into the perfect pantsuit, and walked out my door by 4AM. I hailed a cab, got out at the Barnes and Noble in Union Square, and I sat in line (and sat in line, and sat in line, and sat in line). For the following seven hours, I was ushered through various lines and did a great deal of sitting, standing, chatting, and wishing I had chosen footwear other than kitten heels. But at the end of it all, I had the opportunity and honor of briefly meeting Hillary Rodham Clinton.
By briefly, I mean five seconds. Read More
BY Amy Carlberg
on May 18, 2014
Did you enjoy the feminist tea party BUST Magazine threw at the #Primped Craftacular with Sarah Sophia Flicker and Tennessee Thomas at the beginning of the month? How about adding Lizz Winstead to that powerful lineup?
The Daily Show creator will join our tea party guests Sarah Sophie Flicker and Tennessee Thomas for a Lady Parts Justice "Teach In" at Deep End Club May 19th. It's the perfect event for those who are curious about politics and their place in it, or those who just want to fan-girl out over some awesome feminists and receive their precious wisdom. Read More
BY Elle Brosh
on May 16, 2014
The U.S. senate gets an A+ this week for confirming former Arizona U.S. Attorney, Diane Humetewa, as the first-ever Native American woman to hold the position of Federal Judge. After winning a unanimous 96-0 vote, Humetewa is to serve on the U.S. District Court of Arizona!
At present, Humetewa is the first active member of a Native American tribe (Hopi) to serve in the federal government and only the third Native American in history to do so. Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on May 15, 2014
I first got stoked on post-punk DC band Priests when I heard “USA (Incantations)” off their EP Tape Two. It’s less of a song than it is a spoken word statement that outlines exactly how our country was wrongly built upon a constitution designed solely by rich, white, landowning men. The narrator recites facts and statistics that demonstrate how the US is built upon a false idea of freedom and fairness, yet popular culture and public education reinforces the opposite sentiment. Priests cleverly dub this “he hit me and it felt like a kiss logic. Read More
BY Elle Brosh
on Apr 18, 2014
Daughter of former presidential family, Chelsea Clinton, announced her first pregnancy yesterday. The news spurred absurd accusations about how "the baby" has or will affect the potential Clinton administration. Like vultures, conservatives have bombarded the internet claiming that Chelsea's baby could not only interfere with Hillary Clinton's prospective campaign, but that it also repositions the Clinton's pro-choice stance on abortion.
USA Today catalyzed a wave of questions concerning the fetus's potential, "affect" on Hillary's campaign. Read More
BY Gina Furfaro
on Apr 18, 2014
In case you haven’t hopped on the House of Cards bandwagon yet, here are five reasons why this political drama will tickle your feminist fancy:
1) It passes the Bechdel test.
Yes, there are scenes with two female characters with names that talk to each other about something other than men. Woo!
2) Robin Wright is a bad-ass in this show.
Her role as Mrs. Claire Underwood is bold, sexy and sometimes pretty darn scary. Also, she unapologetically admits to having an abortion on live TV.
3) Apparently, President Obama watches it. Read More
In Showtime’s Homeland, CIA operative Carrie Mathison works mostly with men, and sometimes she is treated unfairly because of her gender. But it turns out this isn’t what the CIA is actually like these days. Two decades ago, there were many female agents in the field, but zero were in the highest ranks. Now? Four of the five and five of the top eight top agency members are women.
It all changed after the capture of bin Laden, who was followed and discovered by a group of female agents and officers referred to as “the Sisterhood. Read More
The internet is ablaze with fury after the release of an advertisement by ProgressiveNow Colorado and Colorado Consumer Health Initiative for ObamaCare. The ad features a woman beside a man; he holds her around the hips, and she holds a packet of birth control pills. Beneath the image reads, "OMG, he's hot! Let's hope he's as easy to get as this birth control. My health insurance covers the pill, which means all I have to worry about is getting him between the covers."
Critics find the ad “degrading to women. Read More