Now, I’m no Trekker – I was raised on Star Wars – but I do love me some George Takei. Whether he’s sassily taking on basketball player Tim Hardaway’s homophobic comments or brokering Star Peace and ridiculing Twilight, he’s proven himself over and over again to be a (fabulous) man among men. And he has done it yet again, posting a video of his “happy dance” in celebration of over $158,000 raised for Allegiance, his ... Read More
It’s no secret that women are generally underrepresented in mainstream literature. But now, thanks to the fantastic site History of Nordic Women’s Literature, 1000 years worth of – you guessed it – Nordic women’s literary history is available at the touch of a button. The site, which was a joint project between the Danish Center for Information on Gender, Equality, and Ethnicity and the Swedish National Resource Library for ... Read More
I don’t know about you, fellow Game of Thrones fans, but I’m going crazy waiting for Season 2 to kick off. Lucky for me, HBO released this fantastically chilling promo a few days ago, set to “Seven Devils” by (BUST’s “Women Who Rock” cover girl) Florence + The Machine. Enjoy! You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this video Season 2 of Game of Thrones premieres Sunday, April 1 on ... Read More
Here at BUST, we’ve been following the story of Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke and the fight for affordable contraception pretty well. We’ve also followed the aftermath, which notably involved radio host and creep extraordinaire Rush Limbaugh verbally abusing Fluke, calling her a “prostitute,” and demonstrating his general lack of understanding of the way birth control and contraception work (explained brilliantly by the fabulous ... Read More
Finally, FIFA, the international governing body of soccer, has lifted its infamous ban on headscarves. The ban, created due to “safety concerns,” was instituted in 2007. FIFA has now proposed a  headscarf that is fastened with Velcro instead of pins, and is permitting female soccer players to test them out over a trial period of four months.  As a fan of both soccer and human rights, all I can say is, “It’s about time!” ... Read More
I think I can say with almost 100% certainty that most of us have seen and loved the many incarnations of the “Hey Girl” Ryan Gosling meme. From the original Feminist Ryan Gosling to Sex Radical Ryan Gosling, us Internet-dwellers have looked to Ryan's face for deep and meaningful social commentary (and eye candy, of course). But now the “Hey Girl” meme has evolved away from Ryan's chiseled cheekbones to other familiar faces. As a ... Read More
At this point, dealing with the shit that spews from Rush Limbaugh’s mouth becomes physically exhausting. I don’t know how he manages to keep topping himself, but he’s done it again – this time in the form of a horribly misogynistic (and just plain creepy) radio rant against Georgetown Law School student Sandra Fluke.  Fluke testified during an unofficial hearing headed by Nancy Pelosi, giving a personal account about the health ... Read More
  Here’s an awesome event for our New York BUSTies! For Women’s History Month, Target’s upcoming First Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum has been dubbed “Fierce, Phenomenal Women.” So this March, enjoy a slew of activities, performers, and art exhibits to honor and inspire discussion about women. From “Action Station,” an interactive exhibit that invites visitors to contribute images of influential women in their lives, ... Read More
Off-color? Possibly. Inappropriate for an elected official? Maybe. Absolutely awesome? Definitely. At a personhood rally at the Oklahoma Capitol on Tuesday, Senator Judy Eason McIntyre of Tulsa, earned an audible “You go, girl!” from yours truly when she held up a sign reading, “If I wanted the government in my womb I'd fuck a senator.” Senator McIntyre didn’t bring the sign to the rally herself, but stated that when she saw it, she ... Read More
  Sherlock Holmes was only half right when he fondly proclaimed, “Good old Watson. You are the one fixed point in a changing age.” We are indeed in a changing age, Holmes, but “good old Watson” is changing right along with it. From Basil Rathbone’s iconic 14-film series and the Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law blockbusters to popular television shows House and BBC’s Sherlock, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s chronicles of the ... Read More
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