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If there’s one thing I love to hate, it's right-wingers trying to make women sound delusional. Apparently, the conservative “feminist” group Independent Women’s Forum seems to think that democratic and liberal women often play the “victim” in regards to challenging gender equity. The non-profit believes that non-conservative feminism is synonymous with big government, and that seeking gender parity across the board is ... Read More
Being a millennial, I was raised on girl power. From Spice Girls to Destiny’s child, there was a veritable smorgasbord of groups of five or less women who’d sing, dance and preach girl power -- all in some sort of pleather or cow-print ensemble.  However, as I grew out of my childhood years, girl groups started going extinct, I honoestly could not name you a single girl group between 2008 and 2012, which makes me more depressed than when SClub7 ... Read More
Thanks to the wonderful people at Fresh 102.7, Tegan and Sara will be at Long Island on Saturday, July 26th to perform at the annual “Fresh in the Park” concert.  Fresh has a legacy of bringing big music acts to the biggest little island in the contiguous 48 US states, having already hosted big names like: Sara Bareilles, Plain White T’s, and A Great Big World. This is certain to be their greatest show yet, though!(Disclaimer: I am a ... Read More
Lady-power, as it turns out, isn’t just limited to humans. Many people think of the animal world as more traditionally gendered, but badass females actually transcend species. Here is just a taste of the awesomeness: 1. Lady-bonobos  Female bonobos are sexually liberated.  Bonobo societies are matriarchies, with females living at the top of their group’s social pyramid.  A high ranking bonobo’s male offspring will go on to become a ... Read More
So apparently women are incapable of parking in standard sized parking spaces.  Or, at least, that’s what the owners of a mall in northern China seem to think. They have created special parking spots “respectfully reserved for ladies” which are not only painted bright pink but also nearly a foot wider than a regular spot.  I don’t know how respectful I find this, though. In fact, I’d say that’s pretty damn sexist and ... Read More
Open Road media recently released the awesome (if we do say so ourselves) BUST DIY Guide to Life ebook! And we've got three of 'em to give away! This book is the cream of the crop, the top of the charts, the best of the best DIY ideas from over 2 decades of BUST magazine -- and it's not just crafts, but also recipes, fashion, beauty, and general life stuff -- like how to throw a DIY wedding, buy your own house, or even organize a DIY ... Read More
It’s summer. It’s hot. It’s the perfect time for a scoop of ice cream. Ice cream that donates a part of the proceeds to organizations in need? Great! Just give me the ice cream. But apparently buying ice cream isn't that simple when the aforementioned organization is Planned Parenthood. What’s the Scoop?, an ice cream shop in Portland, chose Planned Parenthood as its donation recipient during July; then, a pro-life website picked up the ... Read More
Have you been fervently trolling the internet in search of a crazy, weird, out-of-the-ordinary New York City attraction, perhaps in the hopes of avoiding yet another ill-fated trip to the Met with your pretentious Art-History-enthusiast frenemy, or an endless trek to the tourist-infested, “I love NY-T-Shirt” propaganda-ridden areas, alongside your naïve Midwestern college friend? Well look no further!   You may have a few more chances to ... Read More
It’s hard to find the appropriate words for a situation as unsettling as this one.   In February of last year, a male gynecologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore was discovered to have photographed and recorded videos of his patients in the examination room with a secret camera that he wore around his neck.   An investigation was launched that uncovered around 1,200 videos and 140 photographs of over  8,000 patients at his home. The ... Read More
July 23rd, 2011 was the day that we lost an extraordinary musical icon. We lost Amy Winehouse to alcohol poisoning, and it shook the music industry and the world to its core. Amy Winehouse was a breath of fresh air with her introductory album Frank in 2003, named of course after legend Frank Sinatra. But this was by no means the start of her career, playing guitar and writing music since she was 15, Amy’s love for music was life long, she even held a ... Read More
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