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  Stacey Dash commented on Rita Wilson’s new video about the gender wage gap, and her response is so much more awkward that you could imagine. Sitting across from Meredith Vieira, Dash is quite perceptibly uncomfortable. In between sweeping her hair out of her face and appearing not to breathe, she explains to viewers why she’s not a fan of the MakeItFair video. Now this isn’t because of celebrity drama or something that would make more sense. The reason why she’s not a fan is... well, she doesn’t think the gender wage gap is real problem. Read More
The first few times Poppy Smart was catcalled by construction workers on her way to work in Worcester UK, she tried to ignore it: "I started wearing sunglasses so I didn't have to look at them. I started putting headphones on so I didn't have to hear them," she told BBC news. But, after a month of street harassment, she decided enough was enough, and reported the workers to the police.   Woah, the police?! That seems extreme, right? Wrong. Read More
More fantastically depressing news on the government regulated abortion front: North Carolina Republican State Rep. Jacqueline Schaffer addressed the North Carolina State House on Monday to pass a 72 hour waiting period for abortions. “The poorest decisions that we make are the ones that we make under pressure and on impulse and so we want to ensure that women have ample amount of time to receive that information so that they can make the best decision. Read More
The 6th annual Women In The World Summit was held in New York City this past week, and amidst an extraordinary collection of female speakers and panels, one pint-sized presenter is making a huge impact. 10-year-old Eunice Akoth, a sixth-grader at Kibera Africa's first all-girls school, delivered a rousing poem about life in Nairobi, Kenya's largest urban slum. She speaks with impressive gravitas for someone so young, and her passion and desire to share her experience for the good of others is palpable. Read More
There is speculation that if we put a face to discrimination (racism, sexism, homophobia, etc.) then it will be easier to combat; however, the truth is that prejudice comes in many forms, from explicit hatred to micro-aggressive comments. A recent study also show that even those who claim to support equal rights can harbor internalized bias. Psychology of Women Quarterly released a study examining the implicit and explicit bias in a group of men who interviewed female job applicants. As explained by Fortune, the study was broken down into three parts: 1. Read More
  Orange Is the New Black star and upcoming BUST cover girl (!!!) Laverne Cox praised Bruce Jenner’s courage for coming out as transgender in an interview at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. “I think a lot of people tuned in expecting to see a spectacle, and they tuned in and saw a profoundly nuanced, complicated human being,” Cox said. “I thought ABC handled it really beautifully. I had spoken to Brue several months back. Read More
A new week is upon us and it's out with the old in with the new. It's time to think big this spring and we have a group of ladies that are a That's why we are so excited to share these awesome Instagram accounts with all of you. Read More
From Rand Paul to plus sized dancers, we've got it all in this week's round up of feminist news stories. We know you've been busy running the world (or at least fighting off the patriarchy), so go ahead and take a breather. Grab a coffee, check out this blog post, and start your glorious weekend off right.  Meryl Streep Just Started A Screenwiring Lab For Hollywood Lepers (Women Over 40)  Meryl Streep is taking yet another step on the path of being absolutely amazing by funding a screenwriters lab for female writers over 40. Read More
"More than 300 women have been shot, stabbed, strangled, beaten, bludgeoned or burned to death by men in South Carolina over the past decade, dying at a rate of one every 12 days while the state does little to stem the carnage from domestic abuse," reads Till Death Do Us Part's description.  Till Death Do Us Part—a Post and Courier photo series that took place over eight months—won the Pulitzer Prize for its outstanding work this week. Read More
A middle school in Ohio edited out an eighth grader's t-shirt from class photos after it deemed her outfit potentially controversial. The offense? Her tee featured the word "feminist." Yes, that is all. Apparently, the shirt didn't violate the dress code, and no one cared about her wearing it around school—just about the photo. But the teen, whose name is Sophie, decided she wasn't going to stand for the censorship, and has since organized a protest where she encouraged supporters to sport their our feminist shirts. She is, in two words, brilliant and wonderful. Read More
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