Emily Lindin, like too many young girls, was bullied and shamed after being labeled the school “slut” during her preteen years. As an adult, she’d hear of the tragic stories of girls who’d committed suicide—Rehtaeh Parsons, Amanda Todd, Audrie Pott—after experiencing the same kind of suffering. So, in 2013, Lindin decided to do something to help: She wanted to show girls that though they may feel isolated or trapped, they are ... Read More
McDonald's is the 90th largest economy in the world, but don’t mistake them for having the ability (OK, decency) to pay fair wages. After announcing their decision to sponsor Austin’s South By South West festival with their own showcase, the company promised to improve the “experience for all” with their newest creation: a lo-fi DIY food truck equipped with wi-fi. We’re guessing the fries are going to be pretty bombin’, ... Read More
The books we read as children can have a huge impact on the weird humans we eventually become. Our beliefs, aspirations, and morals can all be attributed to the colorful pages we excitedly soaked in during our youth. So, whether you're buying a book for a friend's child, your own child, or for yourself (because why not? We would), make it a piece of literature that sustains and empowers women. Because, well, those little messages go a long way. Here are 12 ... Read More
Calling all cat lovers! One of Japan’s southern remote islands, Aoshima, is bustling with feline frenzy, eerily outnumbering the humans 6 to 1.  Originally used to curb the mice problem in the boats, the cats populated and eventually began to overrun the island.  Now Aoshima is swarming with over 120 cats.  It’s been named Cat Island (for obvious reasons) and is the island's main attraction. Since there are no hotels, restaurants, cars, ... Read More
Unlike any other show in the past two decades, Empire's ratings have been rising each week since its premiere. And for good reasoon: the show is incredible. We're always super excited to see what's going to happen next, and that's why we're pumped that today we get to share a sneak peek of tonight's episode, "Unto the Breach." Don't worry, we won't spoil it for you. We'll just give you one hint... BYE Felicia!  Image via ... Read More
Obamacare is making wave in the Supreme Court: King vs. Burwell—a case that will decide whether or not the IRS can extend tax-credit subsidies to coverage purchased through healthcare exchanges established through the Affordable Care Act—will likely come to a close today. The final decision could impact access to healthcare for millions of women across the country. As it stands now, 14 states have their own healthcare exchanges (or marketplaces) that ... Read More
Thanks to a recent email controversy, Hillary Clinton has had a tough week. But this action figure made in her image (and her pantsuit) should cheer her up: FCTRY, a Brooklyn-based design studio, recently created a Kickstarter campaign for a Hillary Clinton doll. Their assumption was that by the time they got the mini-Hillary boxed and ready to sell, the real-life Hillary would be "ready-for-action." Unfortunately, foxy tease that she is, Clinton ... Read More
Spring is miraculously just around the corner, which means warmer temperatures and fewer layers of socks. No really! It's going to happen! If some of you are in an "I'll believe it when I see it" mindset, then don't despair. We've compiled some of our favorite winter recipes to tide you over until that first sorta warm, sorta sunny, sorta less arctic tundra-type day. Click the image for the link and enjoy BUSTies!  ... Read More
In December of 2012, a 23-year-old woman got on an off-duty bus in India with a male friend. Six men aboard the bus subsequently beat her friend, and after he was incapacitated, gang raped her. After each man assaulted her, they beat her with an iron instrument, which resulted in internal injuries so severe she passed away.  Leslee Udwin, reporting for BBC, went to Delhi to document the case and interviewed one of the rapists, Mukesh Singh. He ... Read More
Cannes Lions is fighting gender discrimination with its new award, the Glass Lion: The Lion for Change. The Glass Lion was created with support from LeanIn.Org, and recognizes work that challenges gender bias and stereotypes about men and women in marketing media. The decision to launch this award was fueled by the festival’s belief that images in marketing play a huge role in shaping our culture. The hope is that by showcasing the accomplishments of those ... Read More
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