I am one of those chicks that doubles over in pain the first day of my period. When I first started menstruating, the pain would land me in bed for almost two days, and when I could get up to do anything, my whole entire body would feel sore and depleted of energy. Midol and Tylenol could not completely numb the pain, but I still used to hope to Glitter that I had a pill in my bag as I neared the end of the 6-8 hour cycle. I would pop so much Tylenol that my ... Read More
You’ve undoubtedly heard that women are born with all the eggs they’ll ever produce—once they’re gone, you’re SOL if you want to have kids. (Unlike men, who can theoretically reproduce until, and possibly after, their last breath.) Well, you and I were misinformed.
Back in 2004, scientists found egg-producing stem cells in the ovaries of adult mice. But new research from Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital has shown ... Read More
I f*cking love Vivienne Westwood. The brilliant designer baits the press with gems like, "People have never looked so ugly as they do today regarding their dress." In addition to being the mother of punk, she's an outspoken activist to end global warming and consumption. So I was all types of glitter happy to see that Ecouterre, the eco-fashion website, compiled images of her with some of her delightfully brilliant musings such as:
I never look at ... Read More
Today Sandra Fluke, the woman deemed unqualified to appear in last week's hearings, testified in support of Women's reproductive rights in a hearing organized by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee. I am literally INside of LOVE with Pelosi right now!
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This is only a snippet, but Fluke made it clear that access to birth control goes ... Read More
V-Day 2013 is a year away. That's enough time for you, me, Eve Ensler, and a billion of our friends to rise together to end violence against women.
Personally, I've loved Ensler's work for the past 4 years, ever since I was a Florida State Women’s Center volunteer that worked the door at a showing of the Vagina Monologues. I cringe now when I remember texting my friend, “Why do 'radical feminists' use the word vagina all the time? So ... Read More
Fox News contributor Liz Trotta recently spewed a very hateful and contemptible rant against women in the military that will leave you angered and confused. When asked to comment on changes in the Pentagon's policies towards women that may put them in jobs closer to the front line of warfare, Trotta thought it was a great opportunity to re-victimize victims of military rape, hint that sexual abuse is expected in the military, and blame "the ... Read More
Do you have some love you want to get off your chest and can’t quite find the right words to express it? Is there a holiday coming up, perhaps today, that you think deserves a sassy, hilarious card? Did your best friend nominate you to be her Valentine and now you feel obligated to deliver? Do you just like to send funny e-cards to your friend across the office, giggling your way through a dreary Tuesday? ALL THE ABOVE?!
Well, send your ... Read More
Tell me you caught Nicki Minaj's performance at the Grammys. Tell me that I am not alone in labeling it a hot mess.
I love Nicki Minaj. As a feminist of color, I acknowledge all the problems that hip hop has with representing women, especially women of color (don't get me started on the "Stupid Hoe" music video). To be fair, these problems exist in all artistic industries, from film (the recent Pariah vs. Redtails debate comes to mind) to ... Read More
I have totally and completely fallen in love with Adele, the Cockney-accented diva (or diva-to-be, as the already-celebrated songstress is only 23 years old). Though I am still mourning Whitney, I was giddy about how elegant Adele looked in her vintage-inspired dresses while winning 6 Grammys last night (including the coveted Album of the Year award for 21). My friend commented that Adele was channeling fellow foxy Brit Kate Winslet with her new blonde 'do, ... Read More
One of our fave photographers, Aliya Naumoff, is in the MTV Canada spotlight and we are lovin' it. You've definitely seen her work in the pages of BUST, including a classic portrait of Kathleen Hanna for a past music issue. She has also done work with Rolling Stone, Nylon, Vice and The New York Times, including poignant portraits whose sales went to benefit victims of the Haitian earthquake.
MTV gave our girl their full "cool ... Read More