Have you ever wondered how texting might have changed the dialogue in Les Misérables? Mallory Ortberg, cofounder of The Toast (only the funniest website written by and for ladies) and all around reigning queen of Twitter, has taken this idea and ran with it. Texts from Jane Eyre (Henry Holt Nov. 4 2014) is the beautiful result: a collection of the best imagined conversations with all the characters from the literary classics. What ... Read More
Menstruation, the least invoked of the Greek muses (though for many she shows up monthly anyway) is the inspiration for The Crimson Wave, a weekly podcast hosted by Canadian comedians, besties and habitual bleeders, Natalie Norman and Jess Beaulieu.
The ladies interview guests -- lots of comedians I’ve never heard of before, including a handful of men -- keeping the conversation on the topic of Aunt Flo: cramps, extra-long pads, birth control, viscosity, ... Read More
Graphic novels are awesome, hands down. From Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by author, and recently-named 2014 MacArthur Fellow, Alison Bechdel to Persepolis by novelist/ director Marjane Satrapi, some of my favorite books are graphic novels, which is why I was so psyched to see that “Female Force” is issuing a new comic book about the lives of Angelina Jolie, Arianna Huffington, Melinda Gates and Gloria Steinem.
“We wanted to showcase the strong ... Read More
CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield was joined by comedian Amanda Seales and writer Steven Santagati to respond to last week’s viral cat catcalling video. Santagati, author of The Manual: A True Bad Boy Explains How Men Think, Date, and Mate, is a self-proclaimed expert on the psychology of catcalling, so he offers gems like this:
“I can’t get into a woman’s head … but I’m a guy and I know why these guys do this [...] There is ... Read More
BY Hannah Baxter
on Nov 04, 2014
Hey there, BUSTies, it's finally November 4th, and that means it's one of the most important days for making your own unique voice heard! There are a plethora of different issues on the ballot in states across the nation, from the Gubernatorial race in Colorado, by which a personhood bill will likely be decided, to crucial Senate races in states like Iowa, Kentucky and Alaska. Check out this handy article to catch up on all of the politics and central issues ... Read More
Anyone who has followed the quasi-mogul’s rise to ubiquity can attest to the parallel rise to ubiquity of quasi-professional Dunham critic scholars. Regardless of validity, the 28-year-old has been steamrolled by race-conscious fans for white-washing Girls, by everyone for being naked too much, and by (probable) ex-interns for not planning to compensate opening acts on her book tour — across the spectrum, the polarizing writer-actor-director has ... Read More
Rachel Maddow resorts to schooling the outdated beliefs men may have by reporting from a man-cave. This educational video is a battle between politics and science because Republican candidate Bob Beauprez is running for governor yet again in Colorado, and is convinced that IUDs cause continual abortions in a woman's body.
This very misinformed statement will be involved in the ballot for Colorado tomorrow, Nov 4. It will be on the Personhood Amendment, which ... Read More
Tiger Woods competed in his first National Championship at the age of 13. Lucy Li, who at 11 is the youngest to make it through the U.S. Open's qualifiers, has been competing for a spot since the age of 9. Beverly Klass, however, played in the U.S. Open without qualifying at the age of 10 in 1967.
Women fighting to be a part of the professional sport isn't new, but there are still rampant displays of misogyny in the sport, and the women-run component, the ... Read More
on Oct 31, 2014
Every year around this time, the feminist-osphere goes all to pieces about how many women's Halloween costumes are all about being sexy (sexy ebola nurse, anyone?), and how many more women will dress up as "sexy cat" this year than, say, Grumpy Cat.
But while I'll admit that the sexy Halloween costume idea is a bit uninspired, I completely understand why women do it. I mean, who can blame them? Halloween is the only day of the year where no one can be slut-shamed. ... Read More
Consent is So Frat is a non-profit organization aiming not only to bring the conversation of consent into the houses of fraternities, but also to align with Greek systems to end sexual violence and rape culture on campuses around the country. The organization, made of three female and two male board members, promotes consent in a variety of really cool ways, including campus visits, awareness and photo campaigns, and conversation-starting products.
Check out this ... Read More