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, ... 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 ... 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, ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... Read More
While some Chinese women like property tycoon, Zhang Xin, are huge financial successes, many Chinese women are still undervalued and under threat, as CNN reports.
According to Tsinghua University scholar Leta Hong Fincher, there has been a sudden emergence of the phrase, “leftover women.” The derogatory phrase normally refers to spoiled food, but in this case, it’s used for educated women who are still single over the age of 27.
It’s repulsive and ... Read More
Last Tuesday afternoon, school bookkeeper Antoinette Tuff of the Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy spent an hour on the phone with the Atlanta police as she faced gunman Michael Brandon Hill. With the police on the line, she calmly convinced Hill to surrender his weapon. Hill expressed to Tuff that he was off his medication, and in exchange, Tuff attempted to calm Hill with personal stories, counseling the man not to end his own life.
AND IT ... Read More
Okay, Mark Ruffalo, you’ve caught my attention again. Aside from your beautiful face ( c’mon people, HAVE YOU LOOKED AT HIM?!), your support to end fracking has been so on point. And now you’ve lent your voice to reproductive rights. You gorgeous man, your political activism and sultry salt-n-pepa hair have done me in.
(Sidenote: Sorry Ruffz for that objectification from me. It’s just really hard to reign it in when your face and your bod AND your ... Read More