Nothing beats a good 'ole parody of “Blurred Lines,” a song in which for I have an ardent hatred. If you haven’t checked it out already, read our Top 7 “Blurred Lines” parodies! In that list, you’ll find the video that took off this past Labor Day weekend. The feminist parody, “Defined Lines” was briefly taken off of YouTube Monday because of it’s “inappropriate context. Read More
Today’s a HUUUUUUGE day for Lil Bub! This cute 'lil cat has her book, Lil Bub’s Lil Book, out today, and her new show, Lil Bub’s Big Show, is now airing on Revision 3! On top of all this, VICE’s award-winning documentary about this very special cat, Lil Bub & Friendz, is now up for your viewing pleasure on YouTube! Honestly, I can’t get enough of this cutie patootie. Read More
We all know Wikipedia’s got some lady probs. At the 2013 International Wikimedia Conference on August 9th, Wikipedia co-founder, Jimmy Wales, said that 87% of the site’s editors are men. This isn't the only time Wiki has shoved women out of the editing limelight. In April, a New York Times op-ed exposed that Wikipedia editors have moved women from the “American Novelists” category, to “American Women Novelists” subcategory. Ugh, that was way harsh, Wiki. Read More
Trigger Warning: This post contains a description of sexual assault that may be triggering for survivors. After writing a letter to Pope Francis, 44-year-old Alejandra Pereya got a call from the Pope himself last Sunday afternoon. The letter that she sent to him earlier this month contained her story: she was raped, and her family was harassed by the local police. In the midst of being raped, Pereya wrote to the Pope that the police officer also pointed a pistol at her head. Read More
Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of interviewing writer/director Jill Soloway, whose first feature film, Afternoon Delight, is set for release today (A.K.A. we just made your weekend plans for you). The 47- year-old writer, former showrunner, and BUST contributor is a serious feminist inspiration. Afternoon Delight showcases the life and self-realization of a Los Angeles mother named Rachel (Kathryn Hahn). Read More
At Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, Miley Cyrus took the stage and showed off her so-called twerking skills. For the past few days, the starlet’s performance has been getting A LOT of media attention. Some have complained that her performance was too sexy and scandalous, but others have addressed another issue—of Cyrus’ appropriation of black culture, and using African-American women as props. Ok Miley, we’ve had this discussion before. It needed to happen, all for good reason. Read More
Queen Latifah’s got a new talk show coming to CBS this Fall! The Queen’s not new to the talk show game: back in 1999-2001, she had a talk show entitled The Queen Latifah Show. Her new show will have the same title, but the viewership is expected to be even higher than her previous television venture.  On Miss U.N.I.T.Y’s new show, she’ll feature human-interest pieces, along with comedic and musical performances (some by the Queen herself!) and celebrity interviews. Read More
  In the past, we’ve talked about the gratuitous nudity on Game of Thrones, and even the fact that women really do love the show (sorry to break it to ya, boys). But we’ve failed you in one aspect BUST readers: we haven’t discussed those beautiful braids and up-dos that our fave GoT ladies sport on the show. I know, I’m sorry we haven’t addressed this earlier. Luckily, I can help change that. I am pleased to present tutorials on how to make your hair look like Lady Sansa’s, or that the fabulous and humble queen, Danenerys Targaryen. Read More
Our latest Aug/Sept BUST cover star, Janelle Monáe, has a word or two for those sexists in the music industry. In a recent interview with NMETV, the songstress gives her opinion on sexism in the music industry. Monáe talks about how the industry expects women to fit into a certain category and prescribes certain ways of dressing, behaving, and even singing. But our queen is not gonna stand for that, no way no how! Monáe starts the interview by saying, “I absolutely have encountered sexism in the music industry. Read More
Oh mon dieu! C’est incroyable!  Ok, so my French is a lil' rusty, but that doesn’t stop me from loving Paris, France. I even have a tattoo of the Eiffel Tower because I love that city so much. So if you had seen my face when I found out that Paris’s upcoming mayoral race IS ALL FEMALE, you probably would’ve been floored. Yep, this year, four lovely ladies are running for mayor.  Previously in 2008, two female candidates ran for the mayoral position, but this time around, there's not a man in sight. Read More