Brace yourself: Kristin Wiig graduated from SNL this weekend. We’re providing the video in case you missed it, and you provide yourself with some tissues. Go. Now. As we were forewarned, it appears she is moving on to either paint and eat bread in Paris, or be a nun. Since she doesn’t like to have goals, she is probably just leaving this open. But for us devoted fans, we just hope she continues to grace the boob tube and the silver screen with her fab, ... Read More
We're not the sportiest bunch, so we just learned that the U.S. Olympic Committee annually elects a "Hall of Fame Class." This year's hall of famers were just announced, and these winning jocks will be inducted in an awards ceremony on August 24th in Chicago. We couldn't help but notice that the class includes some amazing women… Kristine Lilly, midfielder for the Women’s National Soccer Team: Lilly is a three-time Olympian, with two gold medals and ... Read More
Last month, Texas lost the Medicaid Women’s Health Program, which formerly served 130,000 low-income women by funding clinics that provided preventative care. (BUST blogged about this issue before the cut was made.) This care included cancer screenings and contraception--some of the affected clinics were Planned Parenthood-affiliated, but none of the federal money contributed to abortions. Texas Governor Rick Perry decided that no government funds should be ... Read More
A recent survey looked into how young women and men feel about condom use, and not surprisingly, a quarter think it's a "hassle." Even though we all know how important safe sex is, sometimes we need reminders, so let's all remember the myriad consequences for having unprotected sex. Mull them over for a bit. If that's not evocative enough, just imagine me bouncing around in your bedroom, yelling the slogan I used to see on bus stops in San Francisco: "2-4-6-8, use ... Read More
Ani DiFranco, (amazing and gutsy feminist folk singer), wants her fans to help her make a video for her song Mariachi, from her new album Which Side Are You On? That means you! Go on, make a video! It can be anything you want. Just have fun with it. (Remember what Ani told us: “I need back up! I need company! I need to be inspired!”) Then send in your submission, and the footage will be put together to make an “official” video. Also, when ... Read More
The Global Post reported recently that Germany may pass legislation to pay families who don’t opt to put their children in government-funded daycare. My knee-jerk reaction was, “That’s so great! Not only does the government provide free childcare, they actually reimburse families who can spend time with their kids at home! The Germans get everything good-- fancy chocolate, fantastic TV programming, twee little snow-covered houses!” However, ... Read More
Journalist Amy Goodman, host of my personal favorite source of news, Democracy Now!, is winning the Gandhi Peace Award today. DN! is a daily news broadcast that airs on more than 1,000 public television and radio stations worldwide, and doesn't accept any money from advertisers, corporations, or the government (so they're free to report independently and accurately). If you’ve never seen an episode, I suggest going to their website and tuning in. The ... Read More
YES! Consent is Sexy is a new underwear line with flashy, brightly colored panties emblazoned with words like "Yes!", "No!", "Maybe", and "Ask First." With REAL women (not airbrushed automatons) modeling these garments, and the proceeds going toward raising awareness, there's even more incentive to pick up these graphic skivvies. The money from sales of this line go to a group called FORCE: Upsetting the Culture of Rape,  a project that challenges rape ... Read More
  If you missed the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday, watch it here! It will have you rolling, seriously. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and opened by our president, Barack reminds us of just how cool he is by cracking some of the funniest jokes I have heard in a while. My favorite is: “Jimmy [Kimmel] got his start years ago on The Man Show. In Washington that’s what we call a congressional hearing on contraception.” See him ... Read More

30 Rock Gets Live

BY Intern Tessa in Boob Tube

Tonight, 30 Rock will take another crack at a live episode, meaning that we'll be biting our nails while we watch Tina and Alec perform without the benefit of sweet, sweet editing. According to the NBC plot synopsis, the show will center around TGS airing live shows vs. pre-taped ones-- very meta: "When their Kabletown bosses announce they will no longer pay for TGS to be a live show, Liz Lemon and Jack Donaghy realize their lives will actually be easier if they ... Read More
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