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  One of the Seven Sister colleges has amended its policy to include transgender students in its applicant pool. This action is a big step towards inclusion of transwomen and also raises the question of what it means to create a safe female space. On February 7th the Board of Trustees at Bryn Mawr College voted to accept the recommendation to review the university's mission regarding transgender, non-binary and gender nonconforming applicants. According ... Read More
Great news: The A-Force, an all-female Avengers, will be arriving on graphic novel pages near you this spring. Writers G. Willow Wilson and Marguerite Bennet have stepped up to the task of creating a promising new team of woman heroes with Jorge Molina behind the art for the series. The all-female team, which will be the fifteenth of its kind in Marvel history, is mostly comprised of kickass supers from different sects of the Marvel Universe, including the popular ... Read More
Nothing says I love you more than gift bags full of hand-crocheted flower pens, mosaic portraits of friends made from crushed bottles of their favorite sodas, and personalized 5,000 word essays on why they’re so great. But if you’re low on spare time and you’re not Leslie Knope, we’ve gathered 13 other ways to celebrate the true day of love—Galentine’s Day. 1. Name A Roach—Why get your bestie a cheap BFF necklace from Claire’s when you can ... Read More
Happy Friday, BUSTies! We unfortunately have no riveting "snowstorm" stories to tell this week. Thankfully, we did find a bit more to talk about beyond Super Bowl Sunday. Here are five feminist stories you may have missed this week: One badass artist is shining a light on lady models of every size. We get some major body positivity vibes from female photographer Sophie Spinelle, who empowers women through her company, Shameless Photography. Read our ... Read More
In honor of Black History Month, we here at HQ wanted to commemorate 5 amazing ladies that may go under the radar in the memory of civil rights in America.  1. Madam C. J. Walker (1867-1919)  “I got my start by giving myself a start.”  Born as Sarah Breedlove on a Louisiana plantation to two former slaves, Madam Walker had a difficult early life. She was a wife at age 14, a mother at 17, and a widow at age 20. How she turned her ... Read More
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul showed some seriously sexist behavior in a recent CNBC interview: Paul, frustrated by the line of questioning, told female correspondent Kelly Evans to "calm down"—and at one point even shushed her. Yes, SHUSHED. You can see it for yourself right here:   Needless to say, it’s unlikely Paul would have shushed a male reporter (though that wouldn’t be any more appropriate). Evans took the shushing in stride, but ... Read More
    Revenge porn has become a new, terrifying post-break up concern. For those of you who aren't familiar with the term, revenge porn is an ultimate betrayal of trust, showcasing to the world private, intimate moments between former couples. Consider it weaponized slut-shaming at its finest.    There is some hope, however: Several women are channeling their pain to fuel a counter-strike against their attackers. Emma Holten is one of them. After ... Read More
Okay, so you might have ignored the 'Super Bowl' part of 'Super Bowl Sunday.' It’s fine: We did too. But some of the tweets about the big game were definitely not to be missed, particularly the ones from Portlandia. Obviously. The digital quips of our favorite fake booksellers—Toni and Candance from the show's Women & Women First store—gave us opportunity to guffaw at almost every pass (that's what they do in football, right?) via the ... Read More
Yet again, Carl’s Jr., the American burger chain restaurant, has feminists groaning: This year's Super Bowl commercial features a staff of farmers market dudes swooning over an "all-natural” set of knockers slow-mo'ing their way through the veggie stalls. At the end model Charlotte McKinney takes a whopping bite out of a burger. These sorts of infamous Super Bowl commercials are pretty par for the course: It's not surprising that model Charlotte ... Read More
We barely have words for this because we are laugh-cringing so hard. What do you get when you combine feminist theory courtesy of bell hooks with old "Saved By the Bell" screenshots? Probably the most amazing thing we've seen in weeks. WEEKS PEOPLE. Maybe even the entirety of the new year. It is freaking incredible. Just look at these gems: BUT ... AND SO ... ALTHOUGH ... Bless you, you retro television genius who created this. We are obsessed with you. ... Read More
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