I never really got into the idea of Valentines Day. I'd like to like it, but I just...don't.  In fact, last night the boy and I had our annual V-Day-plans convo. To say the least, we came up empty handed. However, this morning my prayers for St.Valentine to f-off were answered. Search no more for restaurant reservations;Your plans are right here: With sponsorship from Panache, New York Night Train, and BUST (us, duh), Planned Parenthood will be ... Read More
One random Wednesday night, on a campus well-known for its progressive lean, a friend wonders aloud to me if that cute boy in her class with the nail polish is gay or not. He doesn’t have to be, she says. I shrug and ask her if she’d go out with him if he were interested. “ Of course,” she replies. “He’s funny. And smart. And that color looks good on him." The times, they are a’changin’—for ... Read More
While there is so much amazing, female-friendly television programming out there at the moment, it’s hard to fathom a world in which women's media interests actually outrank those of their be-penised counterparts. But once a year, we get a taste of what that world would be like: Super Bowl Sunday might take up all the bandwidth on ESPN, but all the other channels are acutely aware that non-sports fans, ladies included, might want to watch ... Read More
We barely have words for this because we are laugh-cringing so hard. What do you get when you combine feminist theory courtesy of bell hooks with old "Saved By the Bell" screenshots? Probably the most amazing thing we've seen in weeks. WEEKS PEOPLE. Maybe even the entirety of the new year. It is freaking incredible. Just look at these gems: BUT ... AND SO ... ALTHOUGH ... Bless you, you retro television genius who created this. We are obsessed with you. ... Read More
Happy Friday BUSTies! It was a fairly quiet week in our neck of the woods (with the exception of a possible snowpocalypse that turned out to be more of a mini-blizzard). Following last's weeks eleventh hour abortion restriction bill, we're actually a little glad to have a slightly slower news week. Any time period where women's rights aren't institutionally pared down goes on the good pile, in our books.   So what did happen that you may have missed? ... Read More
Things have been pretty bleak around here since Flight of the Conchords went into self-imposed exile. The hilarious music duo and one-time BUST cover boys Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie walked away from their band after creating 2 seasons of the best comedy series ever to hit HBO, taking with them the hopes and sex dreams of a nation of smitten women and girls. But now comes news that these adorable kiwis will be bringing their sugarlumps to our shores ... Read More
  The Australian's bizarre obituary of bestselling novelist Colleen McCullough has received international attention for its sexist second sentence: "Plain of feature and certainly overweight, she was, nevertheless, a woman of wit and warmth."  McCullough's The Thorn Birds sold over 30 million copies worldwide, making her the most successful author in Australian literature.  So for your pleasure I have written a few other obituaries in the style ... Read More
A recent interview has Joss Whedon pointing out the cold, hard truth: The lack of women in comic book movies has sexism in the industry to blame. “It's a phenomenon in the industry that we call 'stupid people'," he said. "There is genuine, recalcitrant, intractable sexism, and old-fashioned quiet misogyny that goes on.” This isn’t the first time that the avid screenwriter has spoken out against sexism in the industry. During his acceptance speech ... Read More
This isn't the first time you've heard us chatting about our awesome friends over at Speed Rack. The competing ladies stir up some great booze, but they also do it for a good cause;They've raised over 250,000 dollars globally for breast cancer research! Now, the ladies are at it again. On Saturday,February 8th,2015 Speed Rack will host another friendly competition in Seattle, Washington between 2:00-6:00 P.M.  Promoting female bartenders already has them on ... Read More
You might not know this, but women have been making some pretty badass progress in Africa over the past few decades. Since 2008 females have held at least 50% of Rwanda's parliamentary seats, Liberia's current head of state is a woman, and two years ago Senegal elected its first female prime minister.The most successful social movement in Africa's recent history has been the women's movement, thanks directly to the incredible efforts for ladies, by ... Read More
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