I’m going to try to leave the Hilary Clinton comparisons out of this and stick to the already publicized spoilers. Leading lady Elaine Barrish Hammond (Sigourney Weaver) is, quite frankly, badass in the USA network's newest show, Political Animals. She’s smart and wears a burgundy jumpsuit like nobody's business. Elaine could have worn a demure skirt-suit during her introduction, but that’s not the kind of woman she is. She tells her husband, ... Read More
In the eternal battle over whether or not women can be funny, I think any naysayers should be silenced after today's Emmy nominations. Yes, women sure can be hi-freakin’-larious. With all the outstanding comediennes filling out the lead actress in a comedy series category, how can that even be a question anymore? Veterans like Tina Fey (30 Rock), Amy Poehler (Park and Recreation), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) and Melissa McCarthy (Mike and Molly) were all ... Read More
Have you been reading your favorite classic and realized that something was just… missing. Everyone was too polite? Too restricted? There just wasn’t enough bondage in Victorian Era England, was there? Well, e-publisher Clandestine Classics is prepared to fix all of that for you. Thank God (or whoever your sexy BDSM partner is). On July 30th they will release 5 sexed up versions of your tightly laced favorites. Clandestine Classics appreciates the ... Read More
Monday, news of Marissa Mayer being named Yahoo’s newest CEO broke. Mayer had worked at Google for thirteen years, and will now be at the helm of a major tech company-one of the biggest male dominated sectors. Woo hoo! According to an Associated Press story, the organization Catalyst (which tracks women’s workplace advancement), says that only 4% of the top Fortune 500 companies are women. Even better. But 37-year-old Mayer’s got even more on her ... Read More
When did the question of “Can women have it all?” become such a big debate? Although we’ve probably been trying to answer that question since that first multi-cellular organism managed its way out of the primordial soup, lately, it’s been a huge topic of discussion. From Anne-Marie Slaughter’s highly talked-about The Atlantic piece “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All” to Taylor Cotters very criticized Huffington Post ... Read More
We have a lesbian superhero, so why not a Lesbian Super PAC (or Political Action Committee)? Just in case you're not up on your politics: a PAC is a group that dedicates itself to campaigning for social and political change. And yesterday, some very well-known lesbian activists debuted LPAC, dedicated to protecting their rights and those of their families. According to the LPAC website, the group’s other main goals are “Supporting sexual and ... Read More
Do you remember the little girl group Prussian Blue? BUST covered them for our June/July 2005 issue, when they were all blonde hair, adorable smiles, and white supremacy. The band, which started way back in 2003, fell under the genre of “white nationalist pop." Its front women, Lynx and Lamb Gaede, referred to the Holocaust as a “myth” during an interview with Vice magazine 7 years ago. They also had some questionable fashion sense, as evidenced ... Read More
50 Shades of Grey. It’s everywhere, including (probably) on your mom's bedside table. And while everyone is talking about the series and hungrily flipping through its pages, they’re usually trying to figure one thing out: what does hunky perv Christian Grey look like? Well, apparently UK scientists have a lot of time on their hands and love BDSM, because they’re plagued by the same question. And one scientist has come up with the answer.  ... Read More
Aaron Sorkin’s newest drama is a lightning rod for criticism, much like every other HBO show as of late. Girls was problematic to some for its depiction of privileged, young white people and lack of diversity. Luck was prematurely canceled after three horse’s deaths occurred during filming. While Girls was condemned for its representation of men (Jessa’s jerk husband Thomas-John, pushover Charlie, oddball ... Read More
Talk about creepy: one California councilman has been charged with sexual assault of not one, but seven women working with him. According to prosecutors, while managing the Orange County Public Works, Carlos Bustamante asked female employees into his office under the guise of talking about business. Once inside, he would kiss, grab, and masturbate in front of them. There are at least 12 other cases in which Bustamante can’t be charged due to limitations, but ... Read More
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